I have one spot in my zone 8b garden to fill with a low maintenance shrub that could be 5-6 feet across and 6-9 feet tall. Whatever I get must bloom at some time of the year and I do want a bushy shape. Evergreen too would be excellent. The area is full sun with late afternoon shade and in the inside corner of a privacy fence.
So far I have eliminated these:
camellia (unless there is truly no alternative)
loropetallum (my husband hates them. As nearly as I can figure, it is that he is looking for something less "straggly")
I was set to buy a tea olive today but the lady at the nursery told me it would get way too large for the area. Input on that? I've not dealt with her before and don't know what her knowledge base is.