Lophomyrtus and Carex
Under the variegated elm tree these two New Zealand natives make a pleasing pair. The foliage contrast between the small round Myrtle (Lophomyrtus) leaves and the carex grass is subtle and beautiful all year round.
New Zealand Native Myrtle and Carex
I trim all my carexes twice or three times a year to keep them tidy, and the Myrtles can also be trimmed to keep them small.