Easycare Shrub Duo with Clever Color Echo

These two very common (ubiquitous even) shrubs are widely grown and readily available for good reason—they're easy-to-grow and reliable. However because of this frequent and often woefully unimaginative use, they're oft maligned by discriminating garden-makers.

But I'm here to buck the trend! I posit that plants like these just need to be paired with their perfect partner and—voila!—they're stronger together than each alone. Read more about artfully using everyday plants in your garden here:

eGardenGo Blog | Making a Case for the Common Plant

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Asian Influenced, City and Courtyard, Formal, Woodland
Features: Zippy Color Contrasts, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Low Maintenance
Focus: Curb Appeal, Mixed Border
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo