First time for me to participate in the foliage postings that are hosted by Pam at Digging. I love foliage variation in the garden.
The walkway to the front door is lined with Acorus gramineus 'Ogon', Sweet Flag Grass. It is in bloom right now.
Many of the shrubs around the house are Gardenia 'Frost Proof'. The deer leave them alone and I love the blooms. Hoping it blooms a lot more this year.
Many of the plants along the lower side of our property have color and foliage interest. We have no neighbors now, but I imagine there will be someone in the future. It is my intent to have as many mature evergreen shrubs and trees along the property line as I can. One of the newest additions is Callitropsis glabra 'Blue Ice'. Great blue foliage and red stems, gorgeous! At maturity should be about 25 feet tall and 10 feet wide.
Nicely complementing the Blue Ice is Loropetalum 'Ever Red'. I shared the flowers in the last post, check out this burgundy foliage! Such a win win plant. It should be about 6 x 6 feet. So far the deer have left it alone, hope that continues.
Another blue foliage tree flanks the other side of the Loropetalum. This one is Cupressus Arizonica var. glabra 'Carolina Sapphire'. A small tree now, but will be a light feathery blue pyramid. It will grow 30- 40 feet tall and about 6- 10 feet wide. Both blue trees are about 4 feet tall right now and kind of thinly branched, but give them a few years.
Another colorful plant is the Chameacyparis pisifera 'Vintage Gold'. Similar to Gold Mop cypress but this one is supposed to stay about 3-5 feet tall. The foliage is more finely cut than Gold Mop. Since this is along the open side, if it grows taller, it is fine, there is plenty of room.
Another yellow hued shrub is Thuja plicata 'Goldy'. It is supposed to get 15- 20 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide. When all these plants are young, the line of them looks a little sparse. I am giving them all the room they need to be a full glorious specimen. Goldy has had a bit of burn (winter? or dogs?) but am hoping it will take off this year.
Looking from 'Goldy' back along the line you see lots of color. Most of the color is foliage. Gotta love it!
Our property line is at the edge of the 'wild' on the right. The more these trees and shrubs grow, the better defined our side yard will be.
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