Thanks to an emphasis on creating interest using foliage of contrasting size, shape, texture and color, this plant combination looks good from spring to fall. Summer blooms are a bonus and are contributed by the hardy geranium and the oakleaf hydrangea. In fall, a colorful finish from the Burgundy Jewel maple and the hydrangea extend the season. In winter, a dwarf form of evergreen box honeysuckle with yellow foliage and blue fescue cover and protect the ground and together with the winter stems of the vine maple provide simple, but effective structure.
Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Sun
Style: City and Courtyard, Contemporary, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Focus: Contrasting Foliage and Texture, Foliage First, Low Maintenance, Mixed Border, Seasonal Flow, Small Space, Textural Contrast, Efficient Use of Space
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Season Garden
Features: Contrasting Foliage, Contrasting Foliage and Texture, Contrasting Shape, Contrasting Texture, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Foliage First, Front Yard, Frontyard, Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance, Average Maintenance, Once-a-Year Care