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Barberry and Artemesia?

Posted by holmgren Z8 OR (My Page) on
Sat, May 1, 04 at 13:44

Barberry and Artemesia?
The artemesia is 'silver mound', low growing, silver gray, sort of soft and fuzzy looking. The barberry is 'rose glow', dark red. I was thinking of grouping five of the artemesia in front of the base of the barberry, but I can't decide if they look great together or ghastly. I'm not so concerned with the colors as I am with the textures. What do you think?


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RE: Barberry and Artemesia?

My first thought was: cool. I think that sounds like such a good idea. I thought of barberry rose glow with golden varegated japanese grass. I won't try to spell it now, too early to look it up. Something like Hakenola Macro something Aureu somethng. (I'm a big help, eh. maybe i'll just go back to bed), Anyway your combo sounds nice.

RE: Barberry and Artemesia?

JUst to add something to this old message, the silver mound will look good, but it can quickly grow quite large if given enough water. so dont plant them too closely. Maybe two feet and then plan to prune them back when needed.

RE: Barberry and Artemesia?

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 24, 09 at 1:49

The barberry isn't a dwarf either. Plant each kind in drifts made up of all one kind, with enough space between the drifts to make sure there are no conflicts. Viewed from out in front the artemisia will appear to be nearer the barberries than it actually is.

Probably need to frame this with some evergreen shrubs to provide yearround appeal.

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