Using Topiaries For Landscaping
Using topiary for landscaping can be a good idea. Topiary is the art of cutting and trimming foliage of plants, shrubs and trees to form an artistic shape. This horticulture practice dates back to the early Roman era when people used to create artistic forms out of beautiful evergreen shrubs and trees. There are some common varieties that are widely used for this form of landscaping. Start with the most popular topiary for landscaping is the buxus. Commonly known as ‘Boxwood’ and ‘Box’ in North America and England respectively, the buxus consists of about 70 species. The height could range between 2-12 m. The buxus is native to following regions: southern and western Europe, Madagascar (and other parts of Africa), southwest Asia, Caribbean islands, and Mexico. Leaves are leathery in appearance, lanceolate to rounded in shape and grow opposite each other. Average length and width of leaves ranges between 1.5-5 cm and 0.3-2.5 cm respectively.
Another topiary for landscaping is thuja plants. Having five species in total, two thuja species are native to North America, while the other 3 are found in eastern parts of Asia. These plants are also known as ‘arborvitae’ and their height ranges between 3-18 m. Leaves are flattened with erect and sharp spices. Lateral leaves are much smaller than the facial ones.