colorful flowers + foliage
Spirea are not only doubly colorful (i.e. both colorful flowers and leaves), but they are one of the easiest, most low-maintenance shrubs available. Its compact, mounded shape requires little pruning, but since they bloom on new wood, trim yours for shape in early spring and dead head flowers for even more vibrant pink blooms throughout summer.
Yours will thrive in full sun and with a dose of Elements in spring and fall.