Evergreen Foliage Combo for Year Round Good Looks

This foliage-first planting combination for a compact spot looks great year-round and relies on a quartet of easy-care, commonly available, reliable evergreen plants. The common Viburnum davidii with its glossy green foliage is elevated when paired with the fine texture and bright variegation of Carex 'Everest'. Juvenile foliage of Pieris 'Little Heath' is tipped with pink to bronze and complements Heuchera 'Mahogany'.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun

Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Uses Easy-to-Find Plants, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Warm Colors, Winter Interest
Focus: Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Carex oshimensis 'Everest'

    Everest Weeping Sedge

    Type: Grass / Grass-Like, Groundcover, Perennial
    Exposure: Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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  • Heuchera 'Mahogany'

    Mahogany Coral Bells

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Pieris japonica 'Little Heath'

    Little Heath Lily of the Valley

    Type: Shrub
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Viburnum davidii

    David's Viburnum

    Type: Shrub
    Exposure: Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 7, 8, 9

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