If you are looking to create a contemporary garden bed alongside a path, or looking to put a touch of colour into a shady area of your garden, this plant combination could be the one for you. I love the mixture of formality and looseness of colour these plants offer when planted together. The Laurus nobilis (Bay Column Trees) offer dramatic effect when planted in a row - plant in the middle of the garden bed around 2-2.5m apart. These are very low-maintenance, and can be trimmed once a year to keep their shape. In between the Bay trees plant the Hydrangea Bridal Bouquet - one of the most beautiful antique-white flowering Hydrangeas. These will flower all summer long and are a fantastic source of colour in the garden bed. Stagger the Ligularia towards the front and back of the garden bed, at 1.5m spacing. The foliage is lush and tropical-looking and adds another dimension to this mixture. And, finally, the Pachysandra is a fantastic lush green ground cover that will quickly suppress weeds once established. You can plant these anywhere there are remaining gaps, anywhere from 0.5m - 0.7m spacing. The closer they’re planted together, the quicker they will establish. Maintenance is reasonably minimal, weed control while the groundcover is being established for the first 12 months, then just a once a year trim for the other plants to keep them shaped and looking tidy and you’re good to go.
Width required: 2m
Laurus nobilis (Bay Columnar) - 2m / 2.5m
Hydrangea Bridal Bouquet - 1.5m
Ligularia reniformis - 1.5m
Pachysandra terminalis - Green Sheen - 0.7m
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Fantastic for an entranceway lining a path, or a shady contemporary garden.
Bay Laurel is an evergreen tree that is highly valued for its aromatic leaves which are uses as a culinary herb for seasoning in many recipes. The foliage is glossy, dark green and the flower is small and yellow. The Bay is a very durable plant with many uses. Looks brilliant as a hedge and used often for topiary . Tolerates coastal conditions and is frost hardy.
Mop Head. One of our favourite hydrangeas. Gorgeous, large white flower heads, opening from soft lime-green buds. Lovely to pick. Best planted in dappled light, in soil that does not completely dry out in summer. Deciduous.
Tractor seat like foliage that is absolutely stunning mass planted, suits that shady spot of a garden. Can tolerate the cooler parts but may die back over the winter months. Clumps to 1m x 1m. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in contacting us.
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