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Annabelle Hydrangea
Variegated Weigela
Tricolor Beech
Purple Robe Locust
Golden Variegated Hakone grass
Annabelle Hydrangea

Common name:Annabelle Hydrangea
Botanical name:Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Annabelle hydrangea is a no-fuss hydrangea, well suited to a part or filtered-sun border or foundation planting. It has a rounded, dense form, and grows to about 3 to 5 feet tall and wide. Leaves emerge a soft green and slightly pubescent, and grow into roundish, salad-plate-sized leaves. White flowers appear June thru August in huge, symmetrical, rounded heads which typically grow 8 to 12 inches across. Flowers persist well through the fall. Excellent cut fresh or dried. Wonderful in a shrub, mixed, or foundation border.

Variegated Weigela

Common name:Variegated Weigela
Botanical name:Weigela florida 'Variegata'

This weigela grows about 6 feet tall and wide, with a rounded, arching to spreading habit typical of the species. Its leaves, however, set it apart, as they are a soft green with creamy white margins that hold all summer. Flowers are a pale, soft pink. 'Variegata Nana' is similar in leave and flower, but it only grows to about 3 to 4 feet tall and wide.

Tricolor Beech

Common name:Tricolor Beech
Botanical name:Fagus sylvatica 'Roseo-marginata'

This beech has purple leaves with irregular rose and pinkish-white margins. Slowly grows 30 to 40 feet tall and wide. The leaves look best when provided with afternoon shade, as our hot dry summers may scorch the white margins.

Purple Robe Locust

Common name:Purple Robe Locust
Botanical name:Robinia pseudoacacia 'Purple Robe'

Purple Robe Locust is a medium-sized upright tree, growing 40 feet in height with a compact, rounded form. The trunk is long and straight with an interesting branching pattern. Leaves are dull, dark blue-green and pinnately compounded. Fall color is yellow. Flowers are dark rose-pink, in dense clusters, May to June. Lonf, slender pods follow flowers and persist into autumn. Bark is warm gray and furrowed; branches have spines.

Golden Variegated Hakone grass

Common name:Golden Variegated Hakone grass
Botanical name:Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Golden Variegated Hakone grass is a lush and graceful ornamental grass. The cascading, hair-like foliage is broad and variegated with cream, chartreuse, and green. Illuminates dark corners and adds texture. Particularly effective planted under shrubs and small trees with contrasting foliage, such as viburnums, hydrangeas, and japanese maple.

Designer: Ward and Child

Grand Estate 12

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Group plants in your garden according to their water needs (hydrozone).