Posted: 24/04/2016 at 17:18
Different sort of thing but what about a conifer...."noooo" you scream
however taxus standishii is a tough, easy superb evergreen for a decent size comtainer. Tolerates dry comditions and most everything except waterlogging. Colour from olive yellow in winter to brightest yellow in summer and happy to be pruned.
Lithodora is an evergreen trailing bushy plant producing brilliant blue flowers now and for several weeks. Easy but use ericaceous compost in your pot. Thymus Silver Posie is a tall thyme with delightful silver leaves and pink flowers in summer.
Pittosporum Tom Thumb? A small evergreen purple shrub, almost black in winter.
convolvulous cneorum is a beautiful mound of silver leaves producing velvety pure white flowers for most of the summer...a real eye catcher
euryops pectinatus is a silvery green evergreen perennial with yellow flowers for months.
check out Coronilla glauca varieties too