what background plant goes with harbor dwarf nandinas?I

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by midlandlawncare, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. midlandlawncare

    midlandlawncare LawnSite Member
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    Im planning a simple landscape for a maint. customer. He has a few overgrown "contractor" bushes that will be pulled out and Im having trouble coming up with a design I like ,however I have decided my front tier bushes to be harbor dwarf nandina's and i was thinking about frost proof gardenias behind them ,Im just worried the leaves on both will conflict. What about large lorepetulums on the back?Any good idea's?:waving:
  2. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,009

    you are totally different zoning, but there is something nice about the way hypericum perforatum goes with nandina. I usually go with large nandina in the back though. Sort of a risky combo up here, but it has worked for me.
  3. LizzieLandscapes

    LizzieLandscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    Go to the nursery and put the 2 plants together, see if you like the way they look. Using plants with foliage that have different textures is a real good thing, not a bad thing, so don't be afraid of doing it.

    What to be concerned about is using certain colors that will conflict in a landscape.
  4. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,555

    how tall of a background? ive always had good luck with nandina / juniper mixtures

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