This plant combination provides plenty of all-season structure thanks to its reliance on attractive evergreen foliage in a range of colors, textures, and shapes that is offered up by the boxwood, Chamaecyparis, Fatsia, and Mahonia. With strategic placement, these plants can be used to create a boundary, edge, or visual screen. And it would be a fantastic combination for adding curb appeal to a front yard entry garden or courtyard. But it's far from static. The maple, hydrangea, and hardy geranium keep it interesting thanks to the changes they display over the seasons and through the year in their foliage color and via their contribution of flowers.
Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade
Water Needs: Regular / Even, Average
City and Courtyard,
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Four Season Appeal, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Winter Interest, Low Maintenance
Focus: Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest
Maintenance Level: low