Flowering Woods Edge

Offering eight different tree and shrub species, the Flowering Woods Edge, will add color and beauty to the edge of a forest or windbreak. This unique plant combination offers multiple spring and summer flowers that will thrive in the partial shade of a wood line.

Flowering Green Giant

Planting Specifications

Hardiness Zone 6-8
This landscape design can be expected to grow in the temperature extremes of the zones shown in color in this arborday.org hardiness zone map.
  • Hardiness Zone: 6–8
  • Sun Exposure: Part shade
  • Space needed: 100' length of woods edge
  • Required topography: Flat to rolling

Layout

The Flowering Woods Edge planting is laid out, first, by spacing the five trees based on the dimensions included on the layout plan. The shrubs are then planted below the ornamental trees as shown on the layout plan.

Recommended Use / Design Principal

The Flowering Woods Edge planting offers eight different tree and shrub species which are intended to be installed along an existing wood line for added visual interest. The plant combination offers multiple spring and summer flowers which do well in the partial shade of a wood line. From the early spring bloom of the Eastern Redbud to the early summer Sweetbay Magnolia bloom the Woods Edge planting will provide seasonal flowering interest.

Shorten the proposed distance of the Woods Edge planting for a more compact planting or purchase multiple woods edge combinations in order to expand upon the designed length of the planting.

Peak Time(s)

Spring

Pink Dogwood: pink bloom
White Dogwood: white bloom
Eastern Redbud: rosy pink bloom
Red Mollis Hybrid Azalea: red bloom
Pink Mollis Hybrid Azalea: pink bloom
White Mollis Hybrid Azalea: white bloom

Summer
Sweetbay Magnolia: white bloom
Blue Hydrangea: blue bloom

Fall
Pink Dogwood: red berries
White Dogwood: red berries