Best Silver Leaf Plants for your Garden

Colour schemes in the garden are just as important to plan as decorating house interiors. The classic plant colours in the garden of dark green, red, yellows and oranges can work well with the softer pastels such as pale pinks, soft blues and whites if arranged properly.

Full Standard Olive Trees for sale UK
Olive Trees Full Standard – offer Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Harmonising with all these colours are the silvery blue glaucous foliage plants. The silver blue appearance of these plants matches in well with most other colours of flower or foliage and they will also look stunning on their own making a statement in the garden. Silver is an elegant and sophisticated colour and many silvery blue foliage plants have the added benefit of being fairly drought, wind and sun tolerant.

Hardy palms with silver leaves for sale UK
Butia Capitata, large | Yucca Gloriosa | Yucca Rostrata

Originating from the Mediterranean or hot, dry countries the light coloured foliage of silver or grey leaves reflects the sun and helps to trap in moisture around the plant tissue. Therefore many of these plants are useful for being kept in pots and on roof terraces and patios.

Silver leafed palm trees for sale UK
Chamaerops Humilis Cerifera | Butia Capitata – Silver leafed palm trees

Silver foliage plants suitable for planters include Butia Capitata Palms £20 off 1.5-1.75m (4ft 11-5ft 8) height, Chamaerops Humilis Cerifera, Olive Trees special offer Buy 1 get 1 free, Yucca Rostrata and Yucca Gloriosa. All these plants are fairly slow growing and drought tolerant.

Silver leaf Eucalyptus and Olive Trees
Eucalyptus Trees | Olive Trees with Contrasting underplanting

Silvery blue glaucous trees create structure and immediate impact in the garden. Larger silver blue foliage trees include Eucalyptus, Juniperus Sky Rocket, Silver Birch and Feijoa Sellowiana. Feijoa also have stunning pink red flowers which look amazing against their silver foliage – so in nature pink and silver blends perfectly and naturally.

Silver leafed plants for sale UK
Festuca Glauca Grass | Pinus Sylvestris Watereri | Rosemary

For smaller silver plant recommendations a favourite is Festuca Glauca grass. Also of course a staple plant for any garden the silver foliage of Rosemary will provide an excellent fragrant shrub and is useful for cooking. The smaller pine low growing Pinus Sylvestris Watereri will create a fabulous touch of the Mediterranean either in a pot or planted in the ground. silver-birch-trees-600 Silver foliage plants will help create a peaceful haven in the garden – the colour of the foliage brightens and their impact when contrasted with other colour flower/foliage is invaluable. To help promote the use of these beautiful silvery plants in the garden Paramount Plants are offering special offers on many of these silvery blue glaucous plants for a limited time only.

Feijoa Sellowiana Full Standard Trees for sale UK
Feijoa Sellowiana Full Standard Trees for sale UK

 

Picea Pungens Silver Blue Leafed Shrub for sale UK
Picea Pungens Silver Blue Leafed Shrub | Colorado Spruce Trees

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