Topiary Plants, Frames and Trees
Topiary is the art of ‘plant sculpture’, clipping and training trees and shrubs into sculptural shapes. Topiary is used to create traditional gardening shapes as well as animals, characters and even corporate logos.
In general the shrubs used have small leaves and dense foliage. Frames can be used as a guide for growing and English Box is one of the more common plants used, Lilly Pilly, Solanums, Ficus, Rosemary, Olives, Conifers, Yew and Hebes are other commonly used plants.
Topiary plants and trees are a popular garden art which involves the shaping of plants to create sculptural forms.
Specialist growers or nurseries can provide a range of shapes including, spirals, pom-pom, cloud pruned, traditional topiary shapes, animals and more. Topiary frames are not as widely available in Australia as in the UK, Europe or USA.
English Box and Lily Pilly are popular plants used in Australia. Plants used for topiary vary greatly, in general evergreen, small leafed fast growing plants are most popular.
Shapes range from simple spirals through to animals. We often hear of ‘cloud pruned topiary’ especially from the UK. This is the art of pruning plants so that the foliage appears in tight ‘clouds’ on long stems. Hornbeams (carpinus) are used widely in Europe, in Australia Conifers and Boxwood are more common. Very popular at the Chelsea Garden Show…..
Topiary frames are usually made from wire and act as a guide for growing more intricate shapes such as animals.
Topiary Plants and Trees For Sale in Australia
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
"Guaranteed mail order flowering bulbs, perennials, roses, trees, landscaping plants, garden accessories and community fundraising Austra lia-wide."
P O Box 398 Creswick Vic 3363
Retail & Mail Order Specialist Growers of Heritage Roses, Unusual Perennials, Tree & Herbaceous Peonies. Mail order and Nursery Sales.
1317 Mansfield Road Benalla VIC 3672 – phone: (03)5768 2461
Specialist grower. Architectural plants, Cloud-pruned, Pom-Pom and japanese ‘Niwaki’ style trees.
9 Gympie Way Willton WA
Distributors of largest range of frames, garden stone and pottery products.
29 Launching Place Rd Gembrook VIC 3783 – 03 5968 1802
Plants and Garden Design.
LEMON MYRTLE FARMS NURSERY
PO Box. 125 Airlie Beach 4802 Qld. – PH:(07)49 473 369 Fax: (07) 49 473 030
Production and Braided Figs( Ficus benjamina Exotica and Emerald)