Skip Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') One of the best species for a laurel hedge is ‘Schipkaensis’, a compact English laurel. It matures to tall by wide. It is low-maintenance, drought tolerant once established, and can take sun or shade.
Buxus hedge with mixed planting Possible in and around the weeping lilly pillys and palms. Just need to condition the soil enough so that the hedge and other plants get a chance before the lilly pilly roots invade and suck out the nutrients