Posted: 08/08/2013 at 23:56
Consider the hollies.....golden king is superb. Yellow and green evergreen foliage with red berries. Natural comical shape can be easily controlled by once a year trim. check out the hollies.there are other varieties too...because they are attractive all year round
If I contradict Fairygirl she will get me but pyracantha is a vicious plant which is very vigorous once established. Have removed this from my garden. Must be pruned religiously every year and at correct time. Not worth it.
Easiest small evergreens must include choisya sundance.....lovely yellow shrub with highly scented spring flowers, sarcoccoca is an evergreen easy shrub that pulses wonderful scent all over the garden in late winter, and euonymous microphylla aurea which is a mound of tiny evergreen green and yellow leaves. If your soil is acidic then grow pieris flaming silver. Green and white leaves in winter are followed by bright red new leaves in spring plus white flowers