These are a green variety of loropetalums. Have been cut back for years to this unnatural form. Too close together. I wondered about removing half of them, leaving the rest to spread out more naturally. Thoughts?
This tall conifer row has some Hollie planted too close in front of them. I want to take the hollies out and replace with a more appropriate plant. But the hollies have shaded the cypresses so long that they are bare and will look weird if nothing is in front of them.