Suggestions for companion plants/underplanting for Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’?

Question by blue_eyed_girl: Suggestions for companion plants/underplanting for Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’?
Southern exposure, but gets dappled shade. Trying to decide between companion plants that are “blue” – spruce, catmint, etc. or chartreuse – hosta, creeping jenny, etc.

Any thoughts? This is for a front landscaping. Thank you! Oh, Zone 5. 🙂

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Answer by candiderocks
I have a Japanese maple in my front lawn right now, it’s a nice contrast to the other neighbors who have green trees.

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2 Responses to “Suggestions for companion plants/underplanting for Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’?”

  1. Tashi D says:

    Thank you, my friend. I have been waiting for someone to ask me this question for over twenty five years.
    In a garden near where I lived at the time, there was a stunning A.P. “Bloodgood” and with it the owner planted Rhododendron “Bow Bells”. The combination of the brooding maroon new foliage and the clear pink blossoms absolutely knocked my socks off and I sigh over the memory of it still. Also, the new foliage of “Bow Bells” is slightly coppery, creating even more interest.

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