Trees and Shrubs forum: Shrubs as punctuation marks for mid-Atlantic garden

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Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
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Jan 7, 2017 11:45 AM CST
I would like to add three shrubs as punctuation marks to my mid-Atlantic zone 6b garden. The garden looks like this in winter: It is the garden in front, not the one next to the road across the back.

Thumb of 2017-01-07/csandt/73596b

Using the free mobil garden design app ProLandHome on my iPad, I added images for the ten roses that are already there (and that I want to keep), and three conical conifers that are not yet there but that I would like to add to the garden as punctuation marks.

The possible punctuation plants that I know of are (1) gold cone Juniper and (2) dwarf Alberta spruce. I would like to know if there are others that I should consider. The shrubs must have:

1. Deer-resistance
2. Drought-resistance
3. Wind-resistance
4. Single leader (i.e., not Sky pencil)
5. Narrow, conical shape
6. Dwarf stature.
7. Evergreen foliage

Here is the ProLandHome mock-up:

Thumb of 2017-01-07/csandt/2dfbb7

I would be very grateful for your suggestions.

Carol H. Sandt

“...while the self-reflexive ego thinks by means of noting differences and drawing distinctions, spiritual awareness 'thinks' by an innate perception of kinship, of belonging to the whole." -- Cynthia Bourgeault
[Last edited by csandt - Jan 7, 2017 4:04 PM (+)]
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