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 Myrtle.

The correct name for the New Zealand Myrtle is Lophomyrtus, and it is possible that this variety is called 'Gloriosa' - I've checked in my big book of shrubs, and it looks very similar.

 What beautiful cream, pink and green colourings in the Myrtle leaves.
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.