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Summer planting
Contrary to popular opinion, summer planting is fine as long as adequate water is provided throughout any prolonged dry periods. This allows you to take advantage of increased summer growth.
Coprosma Beatsons Gold
Height: 1.5m;  Spread: 1.5m
Shrub
Dense small-leaved shrub with yellow variegations. Useful as a clipped border or in a natural shrubbery.
» For a landscaping perspective on Coprosma see this article by O2 Landscapes...
Photo gallery:
A Beatsons Gold shrub over 15 years old and still looking great
Close up of the foliage