Using Topiaries For Landscaping

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.

Formal Garden With Topiaries And Walkway

Formal Garden With Topiaries And Walkway

The art of topiary has been around a long time -- topiaries were a common feature in both Roman and Colonial gardens and are still used today.

Outdoor Swimming Pool With Furniture And Topiary Trees

Outdoor Swimming Pool With Furniture And Topiary Trees

Used as a landscape plant, a topiary adds a little extra character and charm to a yard.

Garden With Trimming Topiary Plants

Garden With Trimming Topiary Plants

You'll frequently see topiary, either in containers or in the ground, flanking the front door or entryway in a garden.

Formal Garden With Green Trimming Topiaries

Formal Garden With Green Trimming Topiaries

Topiary is the art of ornamental gardening. Topiarists trim, weave, and train plants into all shapes and sizes.

Contemporary Garden With Pavers And Topiaries

Contemporary Garden With Pavers And Topiaries

Topiary, the art of shaping shrubs and trees into different forms and designs, can take years, as you have to train shrubs to grow in a certain way and you can only cut a small amount of foliage at a time.

Large Garden With Trimming Topiaries

Large Garden With Trimming Topiaries

More detailed and intricate forms of topiary are also used in modern landscape.

Garden With Hydrangeas And Topiary Plants

Garden With Hydrangeas And Topiary Plants

Crafted with bushy trees and shrubs, topiary allows the creative gardener a chance to play in the natural world.

Front Yard With Topiary Plants

Front Yard With Topiary Plants

Topiary is a term used to describe plants that have been trained to grow into a certain decorative form using a combination of pruning techniques as well as topiary frames which provide a structure on which the plant can grow.

Backyard Garden With Shrubs And Topiaries

Backyard Garden With Shrubs And Topiaries

A topiary is a plant that has been pruned and shaped as it grows to create a globe shape.

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