Easy Care Shrub Border Offering Blooms and All Season Structure

A sturdy and easy to replicate planting combination that offers spring into summer blooms; this deer-resistant and drought-tolerant composition includes evergreen shrubs that offer seasonal blooms in addition to year-round structure. The addition of the variegated feather reed grass introduces bright variegation, a vertical element, and flowing movement that is a counterpoint to the static and stiff form of the other plants in this pairing. This planting composition presumes the use of a ground-covering form of Cedrus deodara 'Feelin' Blue' versus a taller, staked specimen.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Waterwise
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Attracts Pollinator, Winter Interest
Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Privacy and Screening, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo