Type of shrub to plant

We had a hardy shrub near our front door for 19 yrs which our painter managed to destroy. not sure it’s name. What can we replace with? Want some color ie: reddish maybe & not to exceed 4 ft (can trim of course) full In breadth. Already have boxwoods & axoras Nearby. Live in Central Fl. - Lakeland. House faces north. Area out of direct sun 3/4 or more of the day. What can you suggest?

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