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A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Japanese Maples and Flowering Cherry Trees

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This colorful garden scene is to be enjoyed over 3 seasons of cheerful pleasure. It reveals the beauty of Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum' (Japanese Maple) whose deep purple spring foliage turns fiery orange-red in the fall. It is paired with the highly popular Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree, Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan', which puts on a great show in spring with its double, deep cyclamen pink blooms, but also in the fall when its leaves color in a range of vibrant hues from orange to red before dropping for the winter dormancy period. They are underplanted by the attractive dense tufts of arching, evergreen leaves of Ophiopogon japonicus (Mondo Grass) and the silvery foliage of Santolina chamaecyparissus (Lavender Cotton).

This remarkable oasis, set in Wentworth Falls, Australia, is Arthur Lathouris's own garden, an award-winning landscape designer of 25 years of experience.

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Acer - Maples Great Plant Combination Ideas with Buxus - Boxwood Great Plant Combination Ideas with Prunus - Flowering Trees Great Plant Combination Ideas with Santolina


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Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum' (Laceleaf Japanese Maple)
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