Growing Japanese garden plants can be a rewarding and relaxing experience. Some research and dedication is required to grow Japanese garden plants successfully. With the variety of Japanese garden plants available it is easy to create a unique look for each garden. For example, Japanese garden trees include evergreen and deciduous varieties. The Japanese Yew, the Japanese white pine and the Japanese red pine are common evergreens that provide foliage and interesting bark patterns year-round. The flowering cherry and the Japanese plum tree are frequently used in Japanese gardens to provide spring color with early blossoms and beautiful leaves through summer and early fall. Evergreen and flowering shrubs add seasonal beauty to the Japanese garden and make good planting companions near larger trees. Winter Daphne, many azaleas varieties and hydrangea are good choices. Winter Daphne is a particularly nice addition with its evergreen foliage and fragrant blossoms.