Garden Plan for a Sunny Site

Orange-red foliage of the barberry and fragrant red flowers atop semi-glossy green foliage from the sweetshrub set the tone for the color scheme and are a welcome color treat from late spring to fall. Easy-care and evergreen, Abelia 'Rose Creek' maintains a compact size and/or can be pruned to keep within bounds if it gets overly ambitious. Clumps of finely-textured bronze foliage make a weed-suppressing ground cover, from which gorgeous stems of the crape myrtle emerge and are topped by panicles of white bloom in mid to late summer. 

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Water Needs: Average, Low

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Modern, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Flower Fest, Hot Vibrant Colors, Low Maintenance, Warm Colors, Winter Interest
Focus: Color Theme, Curb Appeal, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plants In this Combo