Following up on my last post, I finally finished that section along the back of the house; the arborvitae and dogwoods are planted, with a nice coat of pine bark nugget mulch topping it all off. I couldn’t be more pleased with how it looks! This will look especially striking in snow, between the green of the arborvitae and the red of the dogwood shrubs.
A few details on what I planted:
Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald Green’ – these evergreen conifers grow slowly into a narrow, upright pillar about 12’ by 4’ at maturity; maintains its rich green color through the winter.
Cornus sericea ‘Arctic Fire’ – this shrub variety of dogwood boasts a nice red color on the younger stems, slightly fragrant white blooms in spring followed by clusters of white berries in late summer and early fall. When the weather cools, the leaves turn red/burgundy before dropping off.