Plant Combo for Shade

This lush, foliage-driven plant combo for a shady woodland garden is simple and quietly sophisticated. The dwarf sweet box provides an evergreen foundation and wintertime fragrance, the golden foliage of Japanese forest grass a note of brightness, and the oakleaf hydrangea brings bold foliage, summertime blooms and fall color.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Shade
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage
Focus: Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo