Plants for . . . - Under trees

19 exceptional foliage plants
Shiny or mat, lacy or bold, big or small, dark forest, rich purple or bright chartreuse - the layering of foliage in different colours textures and leaf shapes makes for a stunning all-season garden.
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Container creations
Brightening the scene with instant pops of colour in pots and hanging baskets is a time-honoured exterior decorating trick. Flowers are a popular choice for spring, but exciting colour opportunities are also found in foliage.
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Shade dwellers
A shady patch of soil, on the cool side of the house, under trees or along a south facing wall, is an opportunity to grow some of our most beautiful plants.
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Tuff as they come
Lomandra 'Lime Tuff' is the latest in a new generation of easy care landscape plants bred in Australia. This is one import from our cousins across the ditch we should be happy to keep!
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Soil huggers
One of the best things we can do for our soil is to keep it covered, preferably with plants.
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