Header LogoGarden with Year Round Color and Form

[Easement viewed from the street]

[Easement planting design]

[Easement planting diagram]

[Plants included in this easement design]

Type Common Name Botanical Name How Many Size & Condition Remarks Salt Tolerant Aesthetic Traits Ecological Traits
Trees White Oak Quercus alba 1 2″ cal. As on plan Yes Crimson fall color; Architectural form Edible fruit; Food for bird and wildlife; Habitat for birds
Shrubs Shamrock Inkberry Holly Ilex glabra ‘Shamrock’ 10 3 gal. 3′ o.c. Yes Evergreen; Winter interest; Black/Purple berries Provides food and habitat for wildlife; Tolerates some drought & flooding
  Little Gem Eastern Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Gem’ 2 3 gal. 17" o.c. from left and right easement edge Yes Evergreen; Winter interest Food for birds and wildlife; Habitat for birds
Ornamental Grasses Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ 16 2 gal. 2′ o.c. Yes Broze, purple-tinged flowers in early summer; Golden wheat color in fall; Architectural form; Winter interest  
Bulbs Ornamental Onion Allum aflatunense 20 s.f. large bulbs   Yes Lilac-purple flowers late spring to early summer; Distinctive spherical head; Good cut flowers  
        BB = balled & burlapped
gal. = gallon container
cal. = caliper range
o.c. = on center spacing      

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