Photographs of topiaries created from evergreens and other woody ornamental plants. Junipers are frequently used to create the most common evergreen topiaries, while other varieties of evergreens, such as Pines and Spruces, can be used to create pom-poms, poodles and spirals. Our photo collection includes topiary plants trimmed from Junipers, Pines, and Spruce, as well as an assortment of grafted and unusually shaped ornamental plants used as accents in the landscape.


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Arborvitae topiary shaped like a Cactus


Arborvitae trimmed into a Cactus
     Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'
Star topiary


Arborvitae shaped like a Star
Poodle style topiary


Juniper pruned into a 'Poodle'
Cloud pruned topiary Juniper


Blue Juniper Pom-Pom

'Cloud' pruning on Junipers
Pom Pom Pine


'Pom-Pom' Pine
Several varieties of pine can be used to create "Pom-Poms" in the landscape. The distinctive shape is created by using various trimming techniques. It's very important to shape new growth (known as candles) in early summer.

TOPIARY TIPS:  Trim topiaries often. Do your trimming and shearing in the cool of the morning (when foliage is more turgid) using sharp trimmers.


Juniper sheared like a basket


Juniper sheared into a Basket
Spiral pruned Alberta Spruce


'Spiral' Alberta Spruce
Boxwood Pom-Pom

Boxwood Spiral


Boxwood Pom Pom (top)




Boxwood Spiral (bottom)


Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar


CEDRUS libani atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'
Twisted Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar
Grow in full sun. The twisted trunk and weeping foliage make these plants real attention getters. Nice accent plant.
Hinoki on Standard


CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa 'Nana' Std.
Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress on Standard
Slow growing accent plant with interesting dark-green, fan shaped foliage, grafted onto a standard. Sun to partial shade.
Twisted Hinoki Cypress


CHAMAECYPARIS obtusa 'Filicoides'
Twisted Hinoki Cypress
Slow growing, pyramidal evergreen with twisted branches. Prefers full sun with protection from wind.
'Daub's Frosted' Juniper


JUNIPERUS 'Daub's Frosted'
Daub's Frosted Juniper
Gold-tipped Juniper on a Standard.
Blue Pfitzer Juniper (spiral shaped)


JUNIPERUS x pfitzeriana 'Glauca'
Blue Pfitzer Juniper (Spiral)
Great topiary plant; sheared into 'spiral' shapes in this photograph. Fast growth to 10 ft. tall x 10 ft. wide. Best when grown in full sun. Silver-blue foliage.
Pom-Pom topiary


JUNIPERUS procumbens 'Nana'
Japanese Garden Juniper (Pom Pom)
A dependable variety of spreading juniper trained and trimmed into a Pom-Pom. Excellent!
Blue Carpet Juniper on Standard


JUNIPERUS squamata 'Blue Carpet'
Blue Carpet Juniper on a Standard
Grafted spreading evergreen with silver-blue colored foliage. Selectively prune branches for natural weeping effect. Prefers full sun.
Blue Star Juniper on Standard


JUNIPERUS squamata 'Blue Star'
Blue Star Juniper on a Standard
Slow growing, compact evergreen with rich blue, irregular foliage, on a standard.
Little Gem Spruce on a Standard


PICEA abies 'Lil Gem'
Little Gem Spruce on a Standard
Dense, globular, slow growing evergreen on a standard.
Blue Spruce on a Standard


PICEA pungens glauca 'Globosa'
Globe Blue Spruce
Slow to moderate growth from this dwarf variety of Blue Spruce. Grafted on a 'standard' it has an ornamental lollipop look and serves well as a specimen plant. Maintains its shape well on its own, or it can be sheared for a uniform appearance.
Dwarf White Pine on Standard

Dwarf White Pine on standard


PINUS strobus 'Nana'
Dwarf White Pine on Standard
Compact, dwarf evergreen with natural globular form. Long, soft blue-green needles. Slow growth to 6 ft x 6 ft.
Scotch Pine Pom-Pom PINUS sylvestris Pom Pom
Pom Pom Scotch Pine
Evergreen accent plant hardy to Zone 3. Shear annually to maintain shape. Growth to 15 ft tall x 10 feet wide. Grow in full sun.


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Pruning Rhododendrons

Pruning snow damaged plants


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