Foliage Combo for Afternoon Shade

The diversity of foliage size and shape adds interest and excitement to this plant combination for a woodland setting. Since it includes dwarf varieties of the conifer and hydrangea, this plant combo is perfect for a small garden or for tucking into the nook of a courtyard. It's looks great pretty much year-round, so it's a good choice for a front yard garden because it will stand up to daily scrutiny. The oakleaf hydrangea adds a pleasant seasonal flow—fab foliage from spring to fall; summer flowers that evolve start out ivory and age to pinkish-red; and rich red fall color. This evolution is a nice contrast to the static presence of the other three evergreen plants.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Four Season Appeal, Low Maintenance, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Winter Interest, Harmonious Colors
Focus: Curb Appeal, Efficient Use of Space, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Small Space, Year-round Interest
Seasons of Interest: Three Seasons of Interest, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low
Maintenance Tasks: Prune annually, Once-a-Year Care

Plants In this Combo