Pinus contorta or the Chief Joseph pine is winter hardy to zones 5-8. It has light green color during the warm season, then in the fall, the color changes to a bright yellow that lasts until the following spring when it transitions back to light green. Grows 1' per year to a max of 8'. Plant in full sun.
Acanthus - SHADE! or sun. Mollis - 4-5 flu high in bloom. Leaves to 2 ft long !!! Combine with Hosta 'August Moon', Ophiopogon (Black Mondo Grass), Acanthus or Carex 'Bowles Golden' and Brunnera Bulgloss
Thick branches grow out from top to bottom, making it great for screening and privacy. Plant your holly trees 4-5 ft. apart for a dense wall that blocks out neighbors and noise. Matures to about 20-30 feet tall.
Redbud! Valued for its outstanding display of pink or white flowers in spring, redbud is an easy-to-grow small tree with delightful heart-shape leaves that turn golden-yellow in fall. It thrives in sun or partial shade and is native to areas of North America. Name: Cercis canadensis Size: To 30 feet tall and wide
Densely planted flowerbeds help to keep weeds from sprouting (and eliminate the need for mulch, too). A collection of water-hardy plants, including lavender, catmint, goat's beard, and lady's mantle, all require minimal water to reach maximum growth. A metal trellis offers a bit of hardscape height and visual interest.
Constant Color from Catmint Lovely purple flower spikes set off the gray-green foliage of Walker's Low catmint. Give the plant a haircut after its initial flush of flowers in late spring to keep it compact and initiate another cycle of bloom. Count on catmint to be low-maintenance and stand up to hot and dry conditions
Spruce up a wall or fence with this elegant Climbing Hydrangea which produces beautiful, fluffy white flowers in summer. More of the best perennial vines for your garden: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/vines/best-perennial-vines/?socsrc=bhgpin071913climbinghydrangea=8
Fringe Tree Native to areas of Eastern North America, fringe tree is a versatile plant you can grow as a large shrub or small tree. Regardless, it offers clouds of fragrant white flowers in late spring that turn into clusters of blue-purple fruits in fall. The fruits are sure to attract birds. Name: Chionanthus virginicus Size: From 12 to 20 feet tall and wide Zones: 4-8