Photographs of topiaries
created from evergreens and other woody ornamental plants. Junipers are
frequently used to create the most common evergreen topiaries, but other
varieties of evergreens, such as Pines and Spruces, can be used to
create pom-poms, poodles and spirals. Our photos include
topiary plants trimmed from Junipers, Pines, and Spruce, as well as an
assortment of grafted and unusually shaped ornamental plants used as accents in
& SCULPTED SHRUBS
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trimmed into a Cactus
Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'
shaped like a Star
Juniper pruned into a 'Poodle'
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 into a Basket
'Spiral' Alberta Spruce
CEDRUS libani atlantica 'Glauca
Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar
Grow in full sun. The twisted
trunk and weeping foliage make these plants real attention getters. Nice
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
Slow growing, pyramidal
evergreen with twisted branches. Prefers full sun with protection from
JUNIPERUS 'Daub's Frosted'
Juniper Gold-tipped Juniper on a
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
JUNIPERUS procumbens 'Nana' Japanese
Garden Juniper (Pom Pom)
A dependable variety of spreading
juniper trained and trimmed into a Pom-Pom. Excellent!
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.
JUNIPERUS squamata 'Blue Star' Blue Star
Juniper on a Standard
Slow growing, compact evergreen
with rich blue, irregular foliage, on a standard.
PICEA abies 'Lil Gem' Little Gem
Spruce on a Standard
Dense, globular, slow growing
evergreen on a standard.
PICEA pungens glauca 'Globosa' Globe Blue
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
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.
PINUS sylvestris Pom Pom Pom Pom
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.