Plant Type: Tree, Native
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 35 ft. - 50 ft. Width: 5 ft. - 15 ft.
It is a popular design practice to punctuate landscapes and gardens at any scale with plants that have attractive foliage color. Such plants can provide colorful contrast and variety to the various shades of greens that all too easily dominate the color scheme of many designs. Plants with distinctive foliage color can also provide year round value and outlast the short term impact of flowers.
Plants included on this list have foliage colors that range from olive and gray to red and purple, and two groups of variegated foliage based upon yellow and white. All of these plants are used to provide relief and interest that can last year round. Larger plants can provide important color contrast when placed in background areas; smaller ones can help define borders. All can be useful for accent and focal plantings.
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