Magnolia 'Little Gem'-easily controlled to te 2.5-3m height range that suits your requirements ben. Will generally form a clipped block of foliage over time though not as dense as the lilly pilly we chatted about. *Could be used as a "pleached" hedge(stripping the trunk of foliage and promoting foliage on the top half of the plant) so that a second tier of plant material can be included underneath for a more dynamic visual aesthetic.
Showcase Gardens - Hampstead Garden Design
Showcase Gardens - Hampstead Garden DesignHampstead Garden Design LOVING THE GLORIOUS COMBO OF STUNNING FLOWERS & PLANTS IN THIS VERY DEFINED GARDEN!-LOOKS AWESOME 🍀
I love these Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb' which make an interesting alternative to the usual box balls. The young leaves are green but they quickly turn this blackish purple.
Ozbreed Plants, No Fuss. Functional, and Reliable
Grey Box™ Westringia is a drought tolerant native box hedge plant with a great compact form and grey foliage that provides great colour contrast