Plant Design and Installation Services by Onyx Landscape

Professional plant design and installation is the best way to know the flowers, trees, and shrubs on your property are the best for your climate, property size, and soil type.

Onyx Landscape is a locally-owned business with the industry experience it takes to design a stunning plant composition design for your property. Whether you’re looking to add colorful flowers, native trees, or lush shrubs to your landscape, we have the expertise to bring your vision to life.

Native Plants for the Greater Portland Area

Native plants have evolved to thrive in the Pacific Northwest’s unique ecosystem, making them more resilient and lower-maintenance than non-native species. Some popular native plants for the Greater Portland area include:

  • Oregon grape is an evergreen shrub with glossy foliage and clusters of bright yellow flowers in the spring, followed by blue-black berries in the fall. It is drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, and attracts pollinators.
  • Pacific rhododendron is another native shrub that boasts large clusters of pink, purple, or white flowers in the spring and glossy green foliage year-round. It prefers partial shade and moist, well-drained soil.
  • Red-flowering currant produces clusters of pink or red flowers in the spring, followed by edible berries that attract birds. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and is drought-tolerant once established.
  • Douglas fir is a native tree known for its tall, straight trunk, conical shape, and fragrant needles. It is a sturdy tree that provides habitat for wildlife and adds vertical interest to the landscape.

Enhance Your Landscape with Decorative Plants

Decorative plants add a pop of color and add visual interest to your landscape. We incorporate decorative plants into our custom designs to create an outdoor space with tons of dimension and visual interest.

Here are a few decorative plants we can include in your landscaping design:

Ornamental Grasses 

Many ornamental grasses are well-suited for the Pacific Northwest climate, thriving in the region’s mild, temperate conditions. Varieties such as Feather Reed Grass and Blue Oat Grass are popular choices because they can survive in both full sun and partial shade.

Dwarf Conifers

Many dwarf conifers are well-adapted to the Pacific Northwest climate, thriving in the region’s cool, moist conditions. Varieties such as Dwarf Alberta Spruce and Hinoki Cypress are popular choices due to their compact size and year-round greenery.

Flowering Shrubs

Numerous flowering shrubs are suitable for planting in the Pacific Northwest, offering colorful blooms and throughout the growing season. Varieties such as Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Hydrangeas are known for their beauty and adaptability to the region’s climate.

Perennials with Variegated Foliage

Many perennials with variegated foliage can thrive in the Pacific Northwest, adding color and texture to the landscape. The unique, variegated foliage of Hostas, Heucheras, and Tiarellas make them popular choices for landscape design.

Professional Installation in the Greater Portland Area

Once the plant design is finalized, our team will carefully install the entire project, using proper spacing, depth, and soil preparation. We use high-quality planting materials and techniques to give your plants the best start for healthy growth and long-term success.

Schedule Your Plant Design Consultation With Onyx Landscape

Contact Onyx Landscape to schedule a consultation and discover the possibilities for your landscape. Let us help you create a lush and vibrant landscape that brings joy and beauty to your outdoor space.