Plant pallette

Janet Loughrey 'Crimson Pygmy' barberry contrasts with 'Goldflame' spiraea.
Choices of plants used in the makeover

TREES AND SHRUBS

Deciduous

Azalea 'White Lights'. Sunset Western Garden Book climate zones A2, A3, 1-7.

Japanese barberry ( Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea', 'Crimson Pygmy', 'Rose Glow'). Zones A3, 2b-24.

Japanese maple ( Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'). Zones A3, 2-10, 12, 14-24.

Japanese snowdrop tree (Styrax japonicus). Zones 4-9, 14-21.

Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa). Zones 2-9, 14-17.

Norway maple ( Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'). Zones A2, A3, 1-9, 14-17.

Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame'. Zones A2, A3, 2-10, 14-21.

Weeping beech ( Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula'). Zones A3, 2b-9, 14-21.

Weigela 'Briant Rubidor', W. florida 'Java Red'. Zones 1-11, 14-21.

 

Evergreen

Azalea 'Girard's Fuchsia', 'Glacier'. Zones 4-9, 14-24.

Golden deodar cedar (Cedrus deodora 'Aurea'). Zones 3b-10, 14-24.

Heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'). Zones 3 (with protection), 4-24.

Hinoki false cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa). Zones A3, 2b-6, 15-17.

Incense cedar (Calocedrus decurrens). Zones 2-12, 14-24.

Rhododendron 'Cunningham's White' (hardy to -15°), 'Purple Gem' (hardy to -25°), 'Rosamundi' (hardy to -5°). Zones 4-6, 15-17.

Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'. Zones A2, A3, 1-9, 15-17.

 

VINE

Clematis montana. Zones 3b-9, 14-17, 21-23.

 


PERENNIALS

Dwarf periwinkle ( Vinca minor 'Bowles' Variety'). Zones 1-24.

Hosta 'Patriot'. Zones 1-10, 14-21.

Leather leaf sedge (Carex buchananii). Zones 2b-9, 14-24.

Western sword fern (Polystichum munitum). Zones A3, 2-9, 14-24.

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