Low Maintenance Foliage Combo

A tapestry of lush foliage skirts and frames the slow growing Japanese cedar. A strict reliance on foliage and form ensures low maintenance good looks for months on end.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Shade
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Formal, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage
Focus: Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Privacy and Screening
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Astelia nervosa 'Westland'

    Westland Mountain Astelia

    Type: Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial, Shrub
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 8, 9, 10

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  • Cryptomeria japonica 'Rein's Dense Jade'

    Rein's Dense Jade Japanese Cedar

    Type: Conifer, Tree
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

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  • 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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  • Hosta 'Halcyon'

    Halcyon Hosta

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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