Low Maintenance Shrub Screen with Fabulous Foliage

This combination of woody plants is all about the foliage. These plants mix together beautifully and work well as a privacy screen. The textural sprays of light green, needly foliage adorning the Cryptomeria tree combines handsomely with the glossy, rich dark green leaves of the Ilex bush. This combo brings an eye-catching evergreen foundation to the garden. The fabulous Cercis canadensis tree acts as the perfect focal point, and works wonderfully even in small gardens. It features supple, dark purple leaves and a pleasing form. Its lushness glows when paired with these evergreen counterparts.

Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: Formal, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage, Winter Interest
Focus: Privacy and Screening, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Late Spring / Early Summer, Summer, Fall, Winter, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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