Leatherleaf Mahonia - Mahonia bealei , Camellia japonica 'Kramer's Supreme'
I'm not always the best planner. A few years ago I planted these two shrubs near each other, way too near each other! The Camellia is a verrrrrry slow grower and has taken some time to put on any substantial growth. The Leatherleaf Mahonia has grown considerably faster and has almost reached its maximum height. The Camellia has yet to reach one third of its maximum height. When it does, I'm afraid the Mahonia will be out of site. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it, but for now, I'm loving how they mingle together.