This Kit Includes
- Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ (Bloodgood Japanese Maple): This is the hardiest of the Japanese maples and, with its noteworthy palmate red foliage, an emblematic plant in the Asian-inspired garden. It is slow-growing, but the mature tree exhibits an elegant and iconic winter form that can be enhanced with careful pruning. Best if sited in partial sun or sheltered locations in moist, acidic soils.
- Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’ (Big Blue lilyturf) This grass-like groundcover requires little maintenance and maintains a clean, green appeal. The lavender tufts of spring blooms are replaced by dark little berries by mid-summer. Consider this as a low-mow lawn alternative for areas not exposed to foot traffic.
- Ilex crenata ‘Soft Touch’ (Soft Touch Japanese holly) A great boxwood substitute, this acid-loving evergreen shrub grows in neat little mounds. The black fruits (which require a male and female plant to produce) are attractive to birds.
- Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’ (Wiltonii creeping juniper) Native to much of the U.S., this creeping groundcover forms a dense, evergreen mat over infertile soils and rocky outcroppings. Tolerant of low-water situations, this plant is an excellent choice for rock gardens.