Tuesday, September 25, 2007

What pairs well with Callicarpa?

Hi Anne,

I just had a pergola built in front of our house and would like a shrub that draws attention to the entrance at the corner of the pergola. My landscape consultant suggested a dwarf hinoki cypress, the golden variety. I also love the look of the Callicarpa Bodnieri specially when the berries stay in the branches after the leaves have fallen. Would Callicarpa, dwarf Hinoki cypress and little Spire sage work to soften the corner and give it a Wow look? Would it look too busy? My home is in Northern Virginia.


Anne's response:

I think you have a group of three plants that would work very well together. Another easy care plant that would add to the combination would be Autumn Joy Sedum.

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