This plant combination for a part sun woodland garden features the perfect balance of fabulous foliage and pretty flowers. Use these plants to create a layered garden; beautiful from sky to ground—year-round! From the canopy created by the dogwood tree, to the meaty mid-plane that provides bulk and all-year screening, and finally to the ground, which is carpeted with evergreen perennials with wonderful foliage and seasonal flowers.
It packs a visual punch thanks to its varied foliage colors, different size and shape of leaves, and contrasting textures. Perfect for a front yard, or courtyard.
Because it has plenty of evergreen plants, this combination of plants can be used to create a privacy hedge or screen.
Clever color echoes knit the scene together. For example, a thread of yellow is carried throughout: the emerging foliage of the plum yew; the cascading hummock of lime-yellow foliage on the Deutzia; and the bright variegation of the Japanese aralia knit the scene together. In spring, the vivid magenta-red blooms of the hellebore speak to the bright pink fringe flowers and the purple foliage of the Loropetalum.
Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Average, Regular / Even
Naturalistic, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Four Season Appeal, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Winter Interest
Focus: Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Privacy and Screening, Year-round Interest
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Winter, Year-round Interest
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading, Prune annually