Stewartia monadelpha is a slow-growing tree selected for its gorgeous bark, summer blooms and excellent fall color. A fragrant, summer-blooming daphne with its rounded shape and lightly variegated foliage makes a lovely pairing with the cool blue foliage of the upright, shade-tolerant conifer. Masses of evergreen Acorus 'Ogon' create a dense mat of golden foliage around all.
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 drier, sunnier spot? Check out this related combo—a similar layout using drought-tolerant plants for full sun.
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Bright Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Style: City and Courtyard, Naturalistic, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
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 and Texture, Contrasting Shape, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Foliage First, Four Season Appeal, Four Season Garden, Front Yard, Frontyard, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest