Category Archives for Coloured Foliage

Colourful Foliage Planting Schemes

Do not think that colour depends exclusively on flowers. Foliage can also provide very pleasing colour and is often just as showy, possibly even more so, than many flowers. It has a very long season too – all the year … Continue reading

12. August 2013 by admin
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Variegated Shrubs, Climbers and Herbaceous Plants

SHRUBS Buxus sempervirens elegantissima is a dwarf form of box with silver-margined narrow leaves. Plant in any reasonably good soil in spring or autumn. Coma alba elegantissima, 10 ft., s. 12 ft., with its silver-striped leaves, is good in a … Continue reading

17. January 2013 by admin
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Tricolour Shrubs and Trees, Climbers, Herbaceous

SHRUBS AND TREES Acer pseudoplatanus brilliantissimum, up to 100 ft., s. 80 ft., grows slowly and has foliage suffused with pink and cream, which is particularly bright in the young growth. Fuchsia magellanica versicolor, 5 ft., s. 8 ft., is … Continue reading

17. January 2013 by admin
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Silver Shrubs and Herbaceous Plants

SHRUBS Atriplex halimus, 4 to 8 ft., s. 6 ft., has slender silver leaves with a satiny texture, which look attractive with all flowers. It makes a wide spreading bush which can be cut down in spring. Grows well by … Continue reading

17. January 2013 by admin
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Green Foliage: Shrubs, Climbers, Herbaceous

SHRUBS Artemisia abrotanum (southernwood or lad’s love), 3 to 4 ft., s. 3 ft., has fine, dark, grey-green foliage and makes a neat symmetrical bush if cut down each spring. Arundinaria fastuosa, 20 ft., A.murielae, up to 13 ft., and … Continue reading

16. January 2013 by admin
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