I would start with an ornamental tree - either a Snowdance Japanese Tree Lilac or Gladiator Crabapple. If you need something smaller, how about a hibiscus tree? Then, add some shrubs with year round foliage such as Crimson Fire Fringe Flower. Find a spot for some smaller maturing shrubs – Blue Puffball Vitex, Eternal Sunshine Abelia or Sundrop Spirea. An Easy Elegance Rose would be beautiful in this garden. Don’t forget to add a group of garden phlox! Check out our yard designs and zone 7 plants for additional ideas.
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