Residential Landscaping Package
- 1 year old 4-8″ rooted cutting – Ornamental Shrubs
- Nikko Blue Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’)
- Purple Haze ™ Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense ‘Chang Nian Hong’)
- Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’)
- Sweet Thing ® Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana var. australis ‘Perry Paige’)
- 3 year old 18-24″ rooted cutting – Ornamental Trees
- Bloodgood Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’)
- 1 year old 4-8″ rooted cutting – Ornamental Trees
- First Lady Dogwood (Cornus florida ‘First Lady’)
- Little Gem Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’)
- Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis)
Select between 5 and 20 plants below to complete your package.
Understanding the Hardiness Range of prospective plants is vital to deciding what to plant in your landscape. If quantities of each plant are selected, the effective Hardiness Zone range of this package is Zone 7a – 8b; however, plant selection can be tailored to various ranges by studying the individual zone requirements of the plant offerings. The Hardiness Ranges of each plant can be found in the table below.
Landscaping Tips & Tricks
Always make an effort to consider coloration, bloom times, deciduous or evergreen nature, growth habits, soil and sun requirements, and any disease or pest concerns when choosing the plants for your landscape design. Try to keep in mind when certain plants bloom, produce colorful seed, or display fall color so that your landscape can always have a beautiful focal point during all seasons of the year. Also, be mindful of when certain plants produce the most clutter and try to design your plan to adequately account for any maintenance or access concerns.
As you choose plants for the sides of your foundation landscape, a good rule of thumb is to select a gradually decreasing height of plant, creating a multiple level visual effect around the exterior of your home.
When considering a foundation plant layout, remember that slow growing shrubs and trees with a low or short growth habit can make ideal corner foundation plants. Visually anchoring the edges of your landscape, larger corner plants are often used to obscure the “harsh” vertical lines of building corners.
In conjunction with the above point, large “sweeping curves” are also recommended when considering how to design any lawn edging or mulching. This rule of thumb is also used when proposing any landscape designs to be implemented throughout the lawn itself.
Always make proper considerations of growth habit and rate when determining the distance a plant should be placed away from the foundation! Imagine the plant at full size and plan accordingly!
When choosing mulch colors and types, be especially careful of mulches that may attract termites near your home foundation.
|Common Name||Botanical Name||Hardiness Range||Primary Features||Mature Size (Height X Spread)||Rate||Sun Requirements|
|Nikko Blue Hydrangea||Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'||zone 6a – 8b||summer flower||4-6' X 4-6'||fast||partial sun|
|Purple Haze ™ Loropetalum||Loropetalum chinense 'Chang Nian Hong'||zone 7a - 9b||spring flower, summer color, winter color||4-5' X 5-6'||medium||full sun, partial sun|
|Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea||Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'||zone 5a - 8b||fall color, summer flower||3-4' X 3-5'||fast||full sun|
|Sweet Thing ® Magnolia||Magnolia virginiana var. australis 'Perry Paige'||zone 5a – 9b||summer flower, summer fruit, winter color||15-20' X 8-10'||medium||full sun, partial sun|
|Bloodgood Japanese Maple||Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'||zone 5a – 8b||fall color, summer color||20-30' X 20-30'||medium||full sun, partial sun|
|First Lady Dogwood||Cornus florida 'First Lady'||zone 6a – 8b||fall color, spring flower, summer color||20-40' X 20-40'||medium||full sun, partial sun|
|Little Gem Magnolia||Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'||zone 6a – 10b||summer flower, winter color||20-25' X 8-12'||slow||full sun|
|Yoshino Cherry||Prunus x yedoensis||zone 5a – 8b||fall color, spring flower||20-30' X 10-20'||medium||full sun|