Tranquil Textures

This Asian-inspired garden boasts a striking balance of bold and delicate textures that provide interest throughout the seasons. The deep red foliage of the Japanese maple tree is complemented by the cooler greens of the creeping juniper and other groundcovers.

The Planting Plan PDF shows the garden bed layout with specific plant names, quantities, placement, and dimensions.

Environmental Requirements
Size  8’x5′, ~40 sf
USDA Zones  6-8
Light  Full Sun–Partial Shade
Soil Type  Adaptable; Well-Drained
pH  Acidic – Neutral


SKU: 01B-020 Category:


See this design in 3D & AR

Explore the garden below or see it in your yard using the AR icon at the lower right. AR experience is available on mobile devices only.

For AR help, click here.

Shop the Plants

Buy these plants online or at your local nursery.

Japanese Maple
Buy: 1
Soft Touch
Japanese Holly
Buy: 4
Blue Rug
Buy: 1
Big Blue
Liriope Plant
Buy: 8

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.