Answer: Loropetalum is often trained into a topiary, but a rather large one. It can grow 10-15 feet tall and wide. Unless you have a very large porch, you probably won't be happy with the plant's required maintenance to keep it small.
Some of the special forms Monrovia grows include Espalier, Bonsai, and Tear Drop or Poodle cut topiaries. Eugenia myrtifolia makes a terrific topiary, as does Prunus caroliniana 'Bright N Tight'. They both grow well in full sunshine. Perhaps one of these plants will suit your purposes. Best wishes with your garden!
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