Woodland Garden with Foliage Focus

Central to this planting combination is Sike's Dwarf oakleaf hydrangea. Hydrangea quercifolia is one high-performance shrub; in addition to its blooms which emerge creamy white before taking on pink tones as they age, it also offers fall color and the Sike's Dwarf variety included in this plant combo was selected for its compact growth habit, making it suitable for smaller gardens. Rounding out this quartet is a trio of plants selected for foliage color, contrasting texture, and varied plant shapes. The burgundy colored veins of the lady fern are set off perfectly against the pink foliage of Heuchera 'Georgia Plum'. The slow growing conifer is an attractive silvery-blue foliage accent that looks wonderful year-round.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Romantic Cool Colors, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Winter Interest
Focus: Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo