Though the tough and easy-to-grow ground-covering Veronica p. 'Georgia Blue' starts blooming in early spring, this plant combination really comes into its own in high summer when the hydrangea adds floral fun to this otherwise foliage-driven scene. Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' is a late-season stunner with its top-shelf display of fall color. A matrix of ground-hugging evergreen plants add a carpet of color from foliage and flower. The narrow columnar shrub is evergreen and thanks to its narrow footprint, is especially useful for creating a screen or division of space in small gardens.
This combo works with or without the suggested tree (Acer palmatum 'Seiryu') and the plans available for download include versions that include the tree and versions that do not.
6, 7, 8
Bright Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Sun, Shade
Style: City and Courtyard, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Focus: Contrasting Foliage and Texture, Foliage First, Four Season Garden, Front Yard Garden, Low Maintenance, Mixed Border, Seasonal Flow, Textural Contrast
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Season Garden
Features: Contrasting Foliage and Texture, Cool Colors, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Foliage First, Front Yard, Frontyard, Romantic Colors
Low Maintenance, Average Maintenance