The clematis will soon be moving to a new place in the ground and this spot will need a new tenant.
It's about 2 ft. square, faces south, and gets sun from mid-morning until late afternoon. The downspout helps keep it watered, but the soil also drains very well. There used to be a big rosemary bush there until it got so overgrown and woody I had to pull it out. I'm in zone 9 (Sunset 17).
I would love something interesting and/or pretty, since it's right inside my front gate, but nothing too formal. Taller and thinner is good so it won't interfere with the gate.