This is a front-yard-worthy planting scheme is composed of sweeps and drifts of foliage-first, low-maintenance plants and it has a pleasing seasonal progression.
It's anchored by Acer griseum, a four-season tree with attractive bark all year and good fall color. The hellebore contributes apple-green blooms in late winter and handsome foliage year-round and the ever-evolving blooms of Quick Fire Hydrangea provide color from summer to fall, even remaining attractive when dried blooms remain on bare branch. In summer, a seasonal river of golden foliage lights up the ground plane while the rich green foliage of the evergreen plants provide a sturdy and handsome evergreen frame all year.
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Filtered Sun, Full Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun, Sun
Style: City and Courtyard, Contemporary, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Focus: All Season Appeal, Contrasting Foliage and Texture, Foliage First, Four Season Garden, Front Yard Garden, Low Maintenance, Mixed Border
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Looks Good Year Round, Year-round Interest
Features: Contrasting Foliage and Texture, Contrasting Shape, Contrasting Texture, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Foliage First, Four Season Appeal, Four Season Garden, Front Yard, Frontyard, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest
Low Maintenance, Once-a-Year Care