Ceanothus ' Blue Sapphire' is a terrific plant, making long low gracefully arching stems covered in small very dark green, almost black, glossy leaves. Description from newplants.nl. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Ceanothus species. Ceanothus species is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft 7in). It is hardy to zone 6. It is in flower from Aug to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)It can fix Nitrogen.
Euonymus Dwarf Winged 'Burning Bush - Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Adaptable shrub which tolerates a wide range of soils except for wet, poorly-drained ones. Also tolerates considerable shade. Strong, branching growth habit enables plant to tolerates heavy pruning. But healthy growth does NOT depend on regular pruning, so in most cases, your shrubs will look best if left alone.