Landscape Planting Design

December 28, 2022
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Offering eight different tree and shrub species, the Flowering Woods Edge, will add color and beauty to the edge of a forest or windbreak. This unique plant combination offers multiple spring and summer flowers that will thrive in the partial shade of a wood line.

Planting Specifications

Hardiness Zone 6-8 This landscape design can be expected to grow in the temperature extremes of the zones shown in color in this hardiness zone map.
  • Hardiness Zone: 6–8
  • Sun Exposure: Part shade
  • Space needed: 100' length of woods edge
  • Required topography: Flat to rolling


The Flowering Woods Edge planting is laid out, first, by spacing the five trees based on the dimensions included on the layout plan. The shrubs are then planted below the ornamental trees as shown on the layout plan.

Recommended Use / Design Principal

The Flowering Woods Edge planting offers eight different tree and shrub species which are intended to be installed along an existing wood line for added visual interest. The plant combination offers multiple spring and summer flowers which do well in the partial shade of a wood line. From the early spring bloom of the Eastern Redbud to the early summer Sweetbay Magnolia bloom the Woods Edge planting will provide seasonal flowering interest.

Shorten the proposed distance of the Woods Edge planting for a more compact planting or purchase multiple woods edge combinations in order to expand upon the designed length of the planting.

Peak Time(s)


Pink Dogwood: pink bloom
White Dogwood: white bloom
Eastern Redbud: rosy pink bloom
Red Mollis Hybrid Azalea: red bloom


Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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