Fab Foliage Combo Enhanced by Summer Blooms

This foliage-centric planting combination looks good from early spring to late fall, with a bit of residual interest thrown in for winter. Providing canopy for this combo is the focal plant Acer circinatum 'Burgundy Jewel', a variety of our native vine maple selected for its burgundy foliage. Anchored by this compact tree, this combo packs a whole lotta garden-y goodness into a small garden space. It’s a perfectly proportioned vignette to grace the courtyard or a corner of a small garden. Handsome foliage in shades of green and pewter, and of varied size and texture, covers the ground beneath the shelter of burgundy foliage contributed by the maple. The burgundy veins of the fern, Athyrium ‘Ghost’ and the flowers on the hardy fuchsia are bolstered by the flourish of red foliage flaunted by Heuchera ‘Fire Alarm’ and the jewel-toned foliage of the maple.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8

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

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Low Maintenance, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Curb Appeal, Efficient Use of Space, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, 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