Topiary plants for landscape Accents
Photographs of Topiary & Sculpted Plants
Photos 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.
Juniper, Pine and Spruce Topiaries
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.
Arborvitae trimmed into a Cactus
Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’
Arborvitae shaped like a Star
Arborvitae trimmed into a Butterfly
‘Emerald Green’ Arborvitae
Upright ‘Cloud’ pruning on Juniper
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.
Juniper sheared into a Basket
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.
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.
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides’
Twisted Hinoki Cypress
Slow growing, pyramidal evergreen with twisted branches. Prefers full sun with protection from wind.
Juniperus ‘Daub’s Frosted’
Daub’s Frosted Juniper
Gold-tipped Juniper on a Standard.
Juniperus x pfitzeriana ‘Glauca’
Blue Pfitzer Juniper (Spiral)
Great topiary plant used widely; 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.
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.
Little Gem Spruce on a Standard
Dense, globular, slow growing evergreen 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
Compact, dwarf evergreen with natural globular form. Long, soft blue-green needles. Slow growth to 6 ft x 6 ft.
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.
Salix integra Hakuro-nishiki (Standard)
Japanese Dappled Willow on Standard
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