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Can you tell me the name for...

Can you tell me the name for...
Posted by Webby from UT on 2001-03-28 23:51:57

I am looking for the name of the type of plant that is kept in a pot, looks like a tree, and is trimmed to look like one or two spheres seperated from each other? I am looking for the evergreen type of this tree.

Thank you.
  • Topiary Evergreens?
    Posted by Lynn from IN on 2001-03-29 23:32:28

    The style of pruning that you are talking about is called topiary, and many different plants can be pruned that way. Rosemary is a common herb that is grown/pruned in topiary form. I imagine that several types of evergreens could also be pruned to that style. Boxwood and Yews should easily adapt. Anyone else have any suggestions on types of evergreens good for topiary?

    Quoting Webby: ------------
    -I am looking for the name of the type of plant that is kept in a pot, looks like a tree, and is trimmed to look like one or two spheres seperated from each other? I am looking for the evergreen type of this tree.

    -Thank you.
    • topiary specimens
      Posted by Jerry Digman from 5b on 2001-04-06 21:24:02

      You can do this with many kind of evergreens, deciduous shrubs and vines. Juniper and boxwood are commonly used.

      Visit nurseries. They often have specimens on display and will even recomm someone to sculpt one for you.

      Quoting Lynn: ------------
      -The style of pruning that you are talking about is called topiary, and many different plants can be pruned that way. Rosemary is a common herb that is grown/pruned in topiary form. I imagine that several types of evergreens could also be pruned to that style. Boxwood and Yews should easily adapt. Anyone else have any suggestions on types of evergreens good for topiary?

      -Quoting Webby: ------------
      -I am looking for the name of the type of plant that is kept in a pot, looks like a tree, and is trimmed to look like one or two spheres seperated from each other? I am looking for the evergreen type of this tree.

      -Thank you.
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