Woodland Foliage in Shades of Green Enlivened by Seasonal Blooms

A variety of plant forms and foliage textures in shades of green with a flicker of yellow dominate this simple and sophisticated scene for much of the year but it's not devoid of seasonal charms. In spring fresh, white, lightly-fragrant bells cover a low mound of golden foliage on the Chardonnay Pearls® Slender Deutzia. The panicles of creamy white blooms borne by the oakleaf hydrangea in summer are long lasting, taking on rosy tones as they age. In fall, the bold, coarse foliage of this deciduous shrub provides reliable fall color. To create an evergreen foliage frame in rich green; back your vignette with this upright hinoki cypress and carpet the ground plane with a swath of finely-textured mondo grass foliage.

Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

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

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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