Posted: 15/08/2015 at 12:55
Take a look at the new smaller choisya White Dazzler Stewart. And mahonia Soft Caress with yellw flowers in autumn. Look at the smaller pittosporums like Tom Thumb. And santolinas. Hebes too come in various foliage colours but Autumn Glory is a lovely purple flowered evergreen. Euonymous Emerald n Gold is a beauty all year round. Sarcoccoca is a neat evergreen with highly scented late winter flowers that fill the garden with womderful perfume. purple and variegated euphorbias too. Lupins are evergreen. Hellebores for winter and spring flowers in a wide range of colours
I agree with Fairy too that deciduous shrubs and perennials can be effective in winter,,their woody structure adding form and suddenly opening up in spring to promise flowers later. planting all evergreens can be boring....fresh new growth on deciduous plants is exciting.
i grow echinaceas, sedums,,agastaches and baptisias around a buddleia Buzz and right now the colour is brilliant. Bees and butterflies galore. And all easy....in sun and reasonable drainage.
If your soil is a little heavier consider heleniums for summer colour around your buddleia.