The Natchez crape myrtle is much admired for its gorgeous bark, summer-blooming panicles of white, and excellent its fall color. Also white blooming, the Cistus is a mounded shrub with gray foliage and pairs nicely with the blue foliage of the upright, drought-tolerant juniper. Around it all, the finely-textured, evergreen Carex testacea creates a carpet of copper foliage. Be sure to check out the sketch view for an idea of how to incorporate this planting combination in your garden.
Like the idea, but gardening in the shadier spot? Check out this related combo—a similar layout using different plants suited to part shade.
Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat, Sun
Style: City and Courtyard, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Northwest Eclectic
Focus: All Season Appeal, Contrasting Foliage and Texture, Foliage First, Four Season Garden, Front Yard Garden, Hell Strip, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Low Maintenance, Mixed Border, Saving Water, Seasonal Flow, Small Space, Winter Interest
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Looks Good Year Round, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Season Garden, Year Round, Year-round Interest
Features: Contrasting Foliage, Contrasting Foliage and Texture, Contrasting Shape, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Four Season Appeal, Four Season Garden, Front Yard, Frontyard, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest
Low Maintenance, Deadheading