This box had a couple of Acubas on either side of the Asparagus meyerii , however they burned up before the landscape dudes installed the drippers. The Acubas were supposed to add height.
This is all that's left of them-only viewable if you walk up the steps and peer into the box. Because I had the mow-blow guys limb up the Liquidambars, there was less shade than I expected.
The center planter had 2 bright red Abutilons (red is prominent in the company logo) one of which mysteriously disappeared a couple weeks after I planted -there goes the balance ! The Ipomea has also engulfed the Japanese blood grass .
In retrospect , two Ipomeas would have been more than adequate.
More engulfed Imperata. I also planted fiber optic grass (Isolepsis cernua) on the edges , which could not compete.
Kale-o-Rama is on tap for winter.