Front Of A Historic Area House In Delaware Orange Brick

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Looking for year round evergreen/plants for the front of a historic area row house. The front of the house is a very orangey brick, so bright greens don't look good. We have creamy colored trim with blue-green shutters . . . Thought is two plants, one under each window . . . About three feet wide each and up to six feet high.

Any suggestions ? Discussion?
John


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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
What is the sun exposure? Heavy shade, morning sun, afternoon sun, or full all day sun? - Brooks

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Gardenality.com · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Also, I need to know how high up is the bottom of the window from the ground? Does it matter to you if the plant goes above the bottom of the window? If you can send pics it would be helpful. If not it's ok.

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John Sullivan

John Sullivan · Gardenality Seed · Zone 7B · 5° to 10° F
Thank you, we will investigate these choices! Appreciate the response!
John

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Answer #3 · Gardenality.com's Answer · Hi John,

Here's a few suggestions for the area under your windows- with links:

- 'Yeddo' Umbulata Minor Indian Hawthorne- Dark green foliage

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/135/Shrubs/Yeddo-Indian-Hawthorn.html#

- Steeds Holly- Dark green foliage

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/1880/Shrubs/Steeds-Holly.html

- Green Mountain Boxwood- Medium green foliage

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/755/Shrubs/Green-Mountain-Boxwood.html

- Purple Diamond Loropetalum- Dark burgundy foliage. Can be maintained easily at 3-4' W and 5-6 'HT

http://www.gardenality.com/Plants/141/Shrubs/Purple-Diamond-Loropetalum.html


The above listed plants are hardy in your Zone 7B and are great for use as evergreen foundation plants. In our test gardens here in Zone 8A all have performed very well. If you need more suggestions or have any questions just let me know.

Hope this helps you in making your decision.

Have a great day!

Brooks Wilson:))



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Answer #2 · John Sullivan's Answer · there exists nandina domestica at either end of the garden with some phlox and 4 o'clocks currently in the bed . . . removed a yucca!)



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Answer #1 · John Sullivan's Answer · Hi,
Yes, full sun exposure all day. The first floor windows are five feet above grade, basement windows we want to cover. Yes, going above the first floor window sill is acceptable.
Not sure how to post a picture with a question, but I did post a picture on my garden, listed under mt name. . . . Along with plants I'm researching. It's labeled Jo's front garden.
Thanks,
John)


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