Easy-care, compact shrubs for mixed border plant combination suitable for a small garden. A nice variety of foliage sizes creates textural interest. Fatsia 'Spider's Web' and Rhododendron williamsianum are evergreen, so they anchor the scene year-round. In spring pink flowers and the emerging foliage on the red maple provide color. In spring, the new foliage on the dwarf rhody emerges reddish-bronze, echoing the dark foliage of the dwarf Japanese maple, Acer palmatum 'Shaina'. The low-growing, fine texture that is carpeting the ground beneath it all is Carex conica 'Snowline'.
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade
Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even
City and Courtyard,
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Four Season Appeal, Low Maintenance, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Winter Interest
Focus: Efficient Use of Space, Small Space, Year-round Interest, Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Privacy and Screening
Seasons of Interest: Late Fall / Early Winter, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Maintenance Level: low
Maintenance Tasks: Once-a-Year Care
In the private home garden of Darcy Daniels, creator of eGardenGo and designer with Bloomtown Gardens.