Burgundy and Gold Plant Combo for Afternoon Shade

A planting combination relying on vivid contrast in foliage color and texture. The bold yellow foliage of Little Honey oak leaf hydrangea is especially showy in combination with the finely textured burgundy foliage of the Shaina Japanese maple. The hardy fuchsia bloom color echoes the deep tones of the maple. The emerging foliage of the dwarf Canadian hemlock is light and bright and a striking feature of this slow-growing dwarf conifer.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 8

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form
Focus: Mixed Border, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low



Plants In this Combo

Acer palmatum 'Shaina'

Dwarf Red Japanese Maple

Type: Shrub, Tree
Exposure: Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

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Fuchsia 'Fuchsiade 88'

Fuchsiade 88 Fuchsia

Type: Perennial
Exposure: Part Sun, Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
Zone: 8, 9, 10

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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey'

Little Honey Oakleaf Hydrangea

Type: Shrub
Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

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Tsuga canadensis 'MonKinn'

Golden Duchess Eastern Hemlock

Type: Conifer, Shrub
Exposure: Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7

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