This simple palette of plants in a soothing monochromatic color scheme is stylish and easy care, offering 'round the year interest. Japanese Stewartia is a wonderful small tree for a woodland setting with camellia-like blooms in early summer, excellent fall color, and attractive exfoliating bark year-round. The panicle blooms of Limelight hydrangea have a pleasing progression; starting out a light, chartreuse-y green, opening to ivory and taking on blush to pink tones as the summer progresses to fall. Situate the clumping bamboo (Fargesia robusta) as a backdrop to the scene to provide screening and Duke Garden's Japanese plum yew to provide the other end of an evergreen frame. A river of golden Japanese forest grass completes the scene.
7, 8, 9
Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Average, Regular / Even
Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Romantic Cool Colors, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form
Focus: Color Theme, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Privacy and Screening, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest