Foliage Duo for Woodland Garden

This easy-to-replicate foliage duo looks wonderful as-is, but can also be considered a solid foundation upon which to build an expanded planting scheme. For example, the addition of an upright, evergreen conifer as a backdrop and a blooming shrub or perennial would round out the display by improving all-season structure and adding a floral note.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

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

Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Asian Influenced, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Deer Resistant, Fabulous Foliage, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form
Focus: Mixed Border, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

    Gold Variegated Japanese forest grass

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

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  • Mahonia gracilipes

    Mahonia gracilipes

    Type: Shrub
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

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