Answer: None of the plants you mention are evergreen; they all lose their leaves in the winter. How about Abelia, Barberry, Boxwood or Escallonia, instead. They're all hardy, like full sunshine, and are easy to keep pruned. Be sure to amend the soil with some organic matter before you plant your shrub, so the roots will have ample moisture and nutrients readily available. It will also be necessary to water the plant well during its first year so it can become established. After that, it can get along with about one inch of water per week.
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