Landscaping with Trees: Adding Contrasting Color

This landscape design for trees and shrubs will add contrasting early spring color. This free do-it-yourself tree and shrub landscape design provides a show of spring flowers highlighted by an evergreen backdrop of the Green Giant Arborvitae. This planting can serve as a great focal point or accent piece to any yard I call it the “Flowering Green Giant

Included Species

*Add 3 Forsythia below each Yoshino Cherry 7-10 years after they are planted.

Hardiness Zone: 5-7  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.

  • Sun Exposure: Full sun
  • Space needed: 65 feet by 35 feet
  • Required topography: Flat to rolling

Recommended Use / Design Principal

The Green Giant Arborvitae planting provides a show of spring flowers highlighted by an evergreen backdrop of the Green Giant Arborvitae. This planting can serve as a great focal point or accent piece.

The Yoshino Cherries offer a dazzling profusion of white blooms in the spring accompanied by a mass of bright yellow blooms of the Forsythia. The Green Giant Arborvitae provide a uniform deep evergreen backdrop for the white and yellow blooms acting as a punctuation mark for the flower show.

Peak Landscape Design Time(s): Spring and Winter

Spring

Yoshino Cherry: white bloom
Forsythia: yellow bloom

Winter

Green Giant Arborvitae: evergreen

JOEL T. PARKER JR. ASLA RLA LEED AP

A 1997 graduate of Mississippi State University, Joel joined Kersey/Wike Associates, a Memphis, Tennessee Landscape Architectural firm in the fall of that same year. Since joining Kersey/Wike Associates Joel has progressed from intern landscape architect to Principal and then further to his current position as President. Joel has been responsible for the landscape architectural design of parks, hospitals, schools, churches, multi-family housing, single family housing, commercial centers and various public works projects. His typical tasks include interacting with clients and managing projects from the schematic level of design through construction documentation, while also overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firm. Mr. Parker's deep-rooted interest in plant material and his attention to detail lend him particularly effective to planting and residential design. Joel holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University, is CLARB certified, is a LEED Accredited Professional and is licensed to practice Landscape Architecture in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. In 2008 Joel was awarded alumni member of the year by the Mississippi State Department of Landscape Architecture. For additional information about Joel and Kersey/Wike Associates, visit www.kerseywike.com

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A 1997 graduate of Mississippi State University, Joel joined Kersey/Wike Associates, a Memphis, Tennessee Landscape Architectural firm in the fall of that same year. Since joining Kersey/Wike Associates Joel has progressed from intern landscape architect to Principal and then further to his current position as President. Joel has been responsible for the landscape architectural design of parks, hospitals, schools, churches, multi-family housing, single family housing, commercial centers and various public works projects. His typical tasks include interacting with clients and managing projects from the schematic level of design through construction documentation, while also overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firm. Mr. Parker's deep-rooted interest in plant material and his attention to detail lend him particularly effective to planting and residential design. Joel holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University, is CLARB certified, is a LEED Accredited Professional and is licensed to practice Landscape Architecture in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. In 2008 Joel was awarded alumni member of the year by the Mississippi State Department of Landscape Architecture. For additional information about Joel and Kersey/Wike Associates, visit www.kerseywike.com

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