hmmm. podocarpus...could be. This particular location is one of those where nothing will grow. i planted one of these and it's growing fast. but I cannot remember its name to save my life. I'm going to google if there are dwarf podos to see if that rings a bell.
growin, i dont think its hebe because it is too hot here for it. I've killed 3 or so hebe to know.
Tracks, gimme back my kudos! Actuially, you may keep them. I noticed where you posted positive feedback for Eldon Tropicals, so I bought two thevetias from them. Just got them and they were great plants.
I looked this leaf pattern/arrangement up yesterday and it's call, "Decussate", where the leaves are opposite and the next set of leaves are at 90 degree angle. I would have called it, "opposite, alternating" but I found a site which states Decussate comes from the latin "decem" or "10" in Roman Numerals "X" which is the pattern of the leaves when viewed from above.
growin, def. not cepalotaxus. I took a couple of more pics to see if it helps. The first one is of stems, which grow very close to the ground. the second one is of leaf arrangement. It reminds me of a star, with needles (?) on four sides. I hope you super-sleuths can identify. Third pic of another view of leaf arrangement.
It still looks like Hebe to me but it could also be a perennial of some sort. The first & third photos are a bit out of focus but we could atleast rule in or out Hebe with a clearer image showing the attachment of the leaf to the stem.
I went nursery shopping yesterday and found the same plant. I was delighted to solve this mystery but also very embarrased as it appears I planted it only 1 year ago and I had already totally forgotten about it. Talking about poor memory... Anyway, very close to this plant there was a pot of some trailing yew and it was amazing how similar the foliage was on both plants. Thanks everyone.