Formal Path Entrance Way

Formal Path Entrance Way

Plants:

Laurus nobilis (Bay Columnar) 

Hydrangea Bridal Bouquet         

Ligularia reniformis   

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

 

Plant spacing:

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

 

Uses:

Fantastic for an entranceway lining a path, or a shady contemporary garden.

Plants in this Palette

Laurus nobilis- Sweet Bay (Column)
Hydrangea Bridal Bouquet
Ligularia reniformis
Pachysandra term. Green Sheen
Laurus nobilis- Sweet Bay (Column)
From: $29.99
Laurus nobilis- Sweet Bay (Column)

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.

Hydrangea Bridal Bouquet
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Hydrangea Bridal Bouquet

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.

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Ligularia reniformis
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Ligularia reniformis

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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Pachysandra term. Green Sheen
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Pachysandra term. Green Sheen

These guys have a reduced flat rate shipping of $9.95 NZ WIDE for as many as you like and if you order more than $250.00 of plants the shipping is free. 

Pachysandra terminalis Green Sheen is a ground cover with glossy foliage. An absolute star in a shady spot in the garden. Works well at the base of trees and shrubs. 

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