Answer: English laurel is a good choice, as is Peking Cotoneaster, Red Twig Dogwood, Yellow Twig Dogwood and Viburnums: Virbunum trilobum has maple-like leaves and a very thick growth habit. Burkwood Viburnums are semi-evergreen and more open with smaller leaves. Leatherleaf Viburnums have very large, leathery leaves and can also be semi-evergreen, meaning they don't lose all their leaves in winter but will lose some.
Hope one of these suggestions is just right for your garden.
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