Planting Plan for Part Shade with Wonderful Foliage and Easy-care Flowers

This planting combination will perform best in bright, open shade or filtered sun with regular water. It relies heavily on foliage to deliver year-round good-looks. But there’s ample blooms from spring to fall to keep the flower-lovers happy too. The evergreen plants were selected to provide screening and division of space without being overly dominant or getting too large for the space. All of this makes this planting plan a good choice for adding curb appeal to your front yard garden or urban courtyard. There’s a nice balance of evergreen plants to provide a steady presence against plants that provide flowers, fragrance, wonderful foliage in a variety of shapes, colors, and textures. In fall, the Seiryu Japanese maple puts on a gorgeous display.

Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Four Season Appeal, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Uses Easy-to-Find Plants
Focus: Curb Appeal, Efficient Use of Space, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Privacy and Screening, Small Space, Year-round Interest, Uses Easy-to-Find Plants
Seasons of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading

Plants In this Combo