Plant Combination for Screening with Beautiful Foliage and Flower

Anchoring color in this vignette is offered up by Hydrangea serrata 'Preziosa' which contributes a long-lasting display that evolves and changes throughout the season—ivory blooms take on rosy, then crimson tones as they age and its green foliage ages to rich red tones in fall. The dusty pink tones are echoed in the heavenly bamboo, the daylily, and Astilbe. Evergreen foliage that contributes structure and texture include Cardamine trifolia at the ground-level, a frilly fern with wonderful foliage, and a variegated daphne edged in vibrant yellow that echoes the fresh springtime foliage of the columnar yew. The broad and floppy leaves of Bergenia ciliata provide three seasons of wonderful foliage. With thoughtful placement the three evergreen shrubs can be arranged to create a low boundary hedge that will look fantastic year-round.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Sun

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Design Considerations

Style: Naturalistic, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Four Season Appeal, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Winter Interest
Focus: Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Privacy and Screening, Year-round Interest
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Winter, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading, Divide Plants to Rejuvenate, Prune annually

Plants In this Combo