Evergreen or Perennial
My husband cut down a tree that was in the corner flowerbed of our back yard. We need something to replace it. Because of health issues, he needs something that requires very little care (insect resistant) but that will not be dormant in the winter. This is in East Texas in a location that gets part sun, part shade. I prefer something that flowers for a long time, or has pretty folliage. We have primarily sandy soil. He thought about a variegated privet, but I believe these get too large. Suggestions will be appreciated.