Laurus nobilis (Bay Columnar)
Hydrangea Bridal Bouquet
Pachysandra terminalis Green Sheen
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.