Shrub help for empty border
hello everyone I have just taken out a row of spindly leaf dropping photinia that I planted around 8 years ago. I need to replace with some shrubs really - need to get better at getting shrubs! I always go for the cheaper pretty perennials which make the garden look so bare iN winter. bed is about 4ft deep and east facing. there is a plum tree that saps the moisture so would say it's fairly dry shade. Was thinking about arrocccoa at back and then not sure how much room to leave before putting something in front of it? than in advance of any suggestions ????.