Favorite plant or shrub?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by robert payer, May 24, 2002.

  1. robert payer

    robert payer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Post your favorite plant, shrub or combo's.

    Personaly like the Hydrangea Annabelle plant a lot. Does any one have a plant or shrub combination for this Hydrangea that looks good together.

    Great combo: Crimson Pygmy Berberis planted with Coreopsis Moonbeam. Red and Yellow! Shrub and Perennial. Looks great together.

    Leaving for the weekend will post more next week. Sorry about this partial post. Just anxious to hear others.

    Thanks!
     
  2. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Prevoskia (Russian Sage) - wonderful aroma, poor soil tolerant, part shade to full sun tolerant, pleasing purple flowers that will come 2-3 times per season if you prune after bloom.


    Threaded in with Euoymous, barberry, Corral Bells, Purple Plum, Azaleas, etc.. it can be quite nice.

    Grabbed this from the Springhills Nursery site:

    russian sage.jpg
     
  3. diginahole

    diginahole LawnSite Member
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    My favourite combo is a Weeping cutleaf Japanese Red Maple with a nice armourstone and river stone.

    Favourite trees include Gingko, Beech, Pyramid Oak, Locust.

    Perennials, no contest.... Hosta

    Evergreens... Blue rug or Tams, Mughos, just about any Cypress, Blue spruce, Spanish Bayonet, Eponymous Emerald and Gold

    Shrubs... Purple Sandcherry, Silverleaf Dogwood, Wegilia, Lilac, Sumac in the right place

    Tulips, daffys, crocus, climbing hydrangea, honeysuckle, iris, lilies, daylilies, Japanese painted fern, impatients, begonias, castor beans, cannas, elephant ears, a really cool annual I plant every year that I can't think of right now... it grows about 4 or five feet tall has pink or white flowers I think it starts with an 's' or a 'c'.... damn I can't think of it

    oh I forgot... Japanese Angelica looks as cool in the winter as in the summer.

    Oh ****, it is easier to come up with a short list of things I don't like.... Mountbattens... I haven't sold one of those beasts in a long time and can't really imagine ever selling one again.
     
  4. A1 Lawn@Landscapes

    A1 Lawn@Landscapes LawnSite Member
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    Burning bush with Yellow cypress
    Great color in fall, Use spring bulbbs around the burning bushes
    to compensate
     
  5. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    I just love mass plantings of Ajuga Reptans 'Bronze Beauty'. Very low ground cover with flower spikes in spring (and sometimes fall, too), with chubby green and purple foliage all season. They're in bloom in my yard right now, and I can't get enough of those full little spikes of bluish-violet blooms.

    Looks great with anything with pink, yellow, orange or white blooms.
     
  6. LeoS818

    LeoS818 LawnSite Member
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    Purple fountain grass with the yellow and pink Lantana
     
  7. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm wondering if the annual you are referring to is Cleome, also known as Spiderflower. It is one of my favorite annuals, partly because it re-seeds itself but also because the color is so wonderful in the late afternoon and early evening. I also enjoy Nicotiana Sylvestris which is fragrant in the evening and Moon flower for the same reason. For shrubs, one of my favorites is Nandina. Both the standard Domestica and the smaller ones such as Gulfstream and Harbor Dwarf.
     
  8. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Favorite combo:
    Firepower dwarf nandina with dwarf gardenias bordered by stella d'oro's with cypress mulch, bed border is a low fieldstone wall (6-10").

    I also like cannas.
     
  9. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
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    The money tree ...goes well with hard work
     
  10. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    trees: japanese maple, japanese dogwood, sweet bay magnolia

    annuals: double impatiens, marigolds

    perennials: snow on the mountain(don't know the common name), zebra fountain grass

    shrubs: vibernum, PJM rhododendron

    most hated plants: barberry, honey locust trees, and any type of poplar tree
     

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