I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. We are transitioning to a new Q&A system and your question was unfortunately lost in the transition. I have discovered it now and hope this reply is not too late to be of help.
The Dwarf English Laurel and Gardenias are fine but I think the Waxleaf Privet would be too large. One other possibility is to use one of the dwarf nandinas as some varieties provide a nice burgundy foliage color in cool weather.
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