Plant Combo with Handsome Foliage and Showy Flowers For 3-Season Screening

This planting combination for full sun strikes a nice balance: fun and flowery perennials for summer color, structure-making evergreens, and the attractive utility of the columnar Rose of Sharon for screening. Since the Rose of Sharon and the smokebush are both deciduous and they do most of the heavy lifting in terms of providing screening and height, this combination is best for situations that don't require a 4-season, evergreen screen to achieve the desired result. 

This combination of plants is quite deer-resistant, overall. However, the hebe may see some damage if the deer are being thorough in their browsing and are willing to pick through the other plants which have a high degree of resistance. 


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8

Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Waterwise, Wildlife Friendly
Features: Attracts Pollinator, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Harmonious Colors, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Color Theme, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Privacy and Screening, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading

Plants In this Combo