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Topiary

Topiary has been used historically in many different European gardening styles, from early Roman to modern day.  It is the art of training plants (typically evergreen shrubs and trees) into intricate or stylised shapes and forms, thus creating sculpture – from box balls to yew ‘peacocks’.

The word comes from the Latin word for an ornamental landscape  gardenertopiarius, a creator of topia or “places”.  Common species often chosen for topiary include box, pleached hornbeam, yew and bay.

Did you know the maze at Longleat is planted entirely of English Yew?  Planted in 1975 there are 1.7miles of pathway covering two square miles. Find out more by clicking here.

To see the list of Topiary that we have in stock at the beginning of the season, please see our plant list here; this does not, however, guarantee availability. Conversely, there will be additions to our list during the year, so if you are looking for something particular, do ask – we might be able to help. Call us on 01225 862 392 or email us.

 

Genus Species Variety Pot Size
Buxus sempervirens Ball TC30
Buxus sempervirens Ball TC33
Buxus sempervirens Ball TC33
Buxus sempervirens Ball TC42
Buxus sempervirens Cloud Clipped 10L
Buxus sempervirens Cloud Clipped 20L
Buxus sempervirens Cloud Clipped 40L
Buxus sempervirens Cone 70L
Buxus sempervirens Square 7.5TC
Buxus sempervirens Square 10LTC
Buxus sempervirens Square 20L
Buxus sempervirens Standard with ball at base TC30
Buxus sempervirens Two stem with ball at base TC24
Buxus sempervirens (50cm) Stem 7.5LTC
Buxus sempervirens (70cm) Stem TC28
Carpinus betulus Pleached (Hornbeam) Large 180L
Ilex aquifolium Aurea Maringata (Standard) 45L
Ilex crenata Maxima ball 7.5L
Ilex crenata Maxima ball 15L
Ilex crenata Cone dark green 7.5L
Ilex x aquipernyi Dragon Lady(120cm standard) 70L
Laurus nobilis 100cm Standard Bay 30L
Laurus nobilis 100cm Standard Bay 30L
Olea europea quarter standard TC5L
Olea europea standard TC24
Olea europea 90cm Standard 20L
Photinia x fraseri Pink Marble(Stem) 15L
Photinia x fraseri Red Robin (70cm Standard) 7.5L
Taxus baccata Ball 60L