Stylish plantings don’t need to be complicated. This simple green and white garden employs the power of layering and contrast to bring massive appeal to a small space. Even within a reserved color palette of green and white, contrasting light and dark tones can be used to great effect. The light-toned variegated foliage of ‘Everest’ EverColor® Carex visually moves forward against the deep green of Yewtopia® Plum Yew, creating the illusion of depth.
A backdrop of Autumn Moonlight™ Encore® Azalea adds height to the planting. Seasonal blooms complement the white variegation of ‘Everest’ EverColor® Carex while the bright green foliage provides a textural contrast to Yewtopia®. This planting design makes the most of small spaces by layering plants in lines, but can be scaled to larger spaces by planting in grand sweeps. With predominately fine textured foliage, the trio provides an ideal backdrop for accents or focal points. A specimen with coarse foliage, an upright form, or light colors will stand out against this elegant foundation planting.
Sun Exposure: Part Sun to Shade
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 10
Key Features: Compact Habit
Design Styles: Cottage, Rustic, Asian