Handsome Foliage, Pretty Flowers, and Wonderful Fall Color

A focus on foliage ensures that this combo provides garden enjoyment for months on end—an evolving display of foliage and flower carries the scene from spring to fall with some elements additionally providing year-round structure. In spring, fresh new foliage in a variety of textures and colors is accented by a carpet of blooming geranium. Later panicles of ivory blooms decorate the bold foliage of the oakleaf hydrangea and continue looking good as they age and take on rosy tones. In fall, the Japanese maple and oakleaf hydrangea put on a spectacular end-of-season display of autumnal color.

This combo works with or without the suggested tree (Acer palmatum 'Seiryu') and the plans available for download include versions that include the tree and versions that do not.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Low Maintenance
Focus: Mixed Border, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo