Euonymus Dwarf Winged 'Burning Bush - Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Adaptable shrub which tolerates a wide range of soils except for wet, poorly-drained ones. Also tolerates considerable shade.
Compact evergreen shrub covered with dense glossy bright green foliage that becomes yellow in winter. This small mounded accent plant displays showy white blooms. A terrific low hedge, container plant.
Firehouse Dwarf Nandina evergreen, red fall color This dwarf variety holds that red fire engine color all Winter. It has a compact mounding form with bright green Spring foliage. prune, selectively cut the stalks and stagger the heights of each cane ins
Keep the garden vertical. That's why it's good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too).