Topiary-and-Standards - Just Arrived

A Standard is defined as: a tree or shrub that is trained to have one central leader or stem and a rounded head of branches. Standards are trained as young plants; the central stem is braced against a stake, forcing it to grow straight and tall. Lower branches and shoots are removed and the remaining upper branches are sheared frequently, to shape and to encourage fullness.

There are many plants that lend themselves to being Topiary specimens. Essentially, it is more desirable that the plant is evergreen, that the leaves are fairly small and interesting, that it produces a seasonal flower and, most important, that it responds well to constant pruning.


Picture of Daphne Leucanthe Std

Who doesn't love the smell of Daphne? This gorgeous evergreen shrub has flowers that emit one of best fragrances Mother Nature ever created. Glossy green foliage and clusters of pink and white blooms from late winter to early spring. Prefers semi-shade, good drainage and lime free soil.


Colour: Pink / White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Stdcm x cm

Daphne O Leucanthe Std

Current Stock Height: STD 70 HGT 130cm

Container: 8l  ? 



Wairere Nursery
826 Gordonton Road, R D 1, Hamilton 3281 Ph: (07) 824 3430 Email: