Ficus hillii - Pleached Hedge
If we can't have hydrangeas, would love something similar. Also really like the tree either for front and or back garden.
Pleached Ficus Hilli is a better specimen for using 'pleached' if you go down that path ben-more robust in terms of their water requirments
Syzygium australe 'Aussie Southern' / Lilly Pilly. Could be good for screening the neighbour's garage, behind the jacaranda. Looks like it is quite narrow, or can be kept that way at least.:
modern garden / repinned on toby designs
Brinco de princesa
"Fairy petticoats", "fringe bells", "blue olive berry", etc. Elaeocarpus family (angustifolius); subtropical tree: S.E. Asia, Australia, Indonesia, India, Nepal, etc. Naturalized to Africa.
Unusual pink flowered form of Acacia terminalis (sunshine wattle)
nassella tenuissima (stipa tenuissima) mexican feather grass
I like the neatness of this image for the front garden. Maybe not grass, though - then I would have to cut it!