Love the idea of using productive trees as part of the landscaping, even in a formal setting. Kumquat trees. Star jasmine underneath, surrounded by box hedge.

Using productive trees as part of the landscaping, even in a formal setting. Star jasmine underneath, surrounded by box hedge.

Nice use of ficus pumila, also known as creeping fig, to cover the walls of the garden.

Nice use of ficus pumila, also known as creeping fig, to cover the walls of the garden.

Buxus microphylla var. koreana 'Winter Green' - sun/ps, 3-4x3-4, e/green, avg moisture. STAYS GREEN in winter instead of turning ugly bronze.

koreana 'Winter Green' - sun/ps, e/green, avg moisture. STAYS GREEN in winter instead of turning ugly bronze.

Full moon maple Acer japonicum'Aconitifolium' at the Elisabeth C. Miller botanical Garden. Photo: Greg Graves

Planting the Understory

Full moon maple Acer japonicum'Aconitifolium' at the Elisabeth C.


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