Large conifer trees fronted by large ornamental grasses and medium shrubs and perennials work together to effectively and beautifully screen and provide privacy on this property--by Landscape Design Associates of Westchester, Inc.
Creating two levels of hedging by underplanting the raised hedge: a formal low-clipped boxwood hedge under the raised hedge of Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'. Both are evergreen, creating great year-round interest.
As an anchor plant, Thunderhead pine (Pinus thunbergii ‘Thunderhead’, USDA zones 5 to 10; find your zone), shown in this photo, stands regally in a sea of chartreuse. Its muscular upright growth habit pulls the eye up the steps and onto the garden’s next level while contrasting with the low mounding form of the golden Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’, zones 4 to 9).