Lately you've probably noticed Loropetalums blooming around town. Loropetalums have a purplish or white bloom, depending on the variety, but the foliage of the plant is dark. That dark foliage can sometimes keep the plant from being seen as well as you would like it to be seen. The perfect plant to pair with those dark leaves of Loropetalum is the Ligustrum. The addition will really draw the eye to your garden. One type of plant is the Ligustrum Sunshine. It doesn't bloom and it doesn't have a berry, but its new growth is golden yellow. It then matures into a lime green. It sets a great contrast with the Loropetalum.
If you're planting a new bed, keep in mind that there are a lot of different Loropetalums. Some are very small and some grow really tall, but the Ligustrum will grow to be about four feet tall. You'll have to decide if it's best to use it in the front or in the back depending on the size of your plants.