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 Buxus Macrophylla Ball

This form of Box has a larger leaf than many other varieties hence the name macro = large and phylla = leaf. The glossy green foliage looks good all year round and is particularly attractive in spring. Presented here as a topiary ball. Evergreen.

Your topiary Buxus ball can be planted in a container or the garden. Clip regularly to maintain the shape.


Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m

Buxus Macrophylla Ball

Current Stock Height: 50/60cm  ? 

Container: 13l  ? 


Picture of Lavender Major Std

Standard. Lavandula. A top performing 'stoechas' lavender with a profusion of plump flower heads that appear for months on end. Lovely aromatic gray foliage that responds to regular trimming. Happy in a sunny well drained position in a container or the garden. Evergreen.


Colour: Mauve
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Standard

Lavender Major Std

Current Stock Height: STD-75/HGT-100 cm  ? 

Container: 10l  ? 


Stock of this item is very low.

Picture of Trachelospermum Jasminoides Std

Jasmine standards. In my opinion one of the best evergreen climbers available to gardeners. Leathery glossy green leaves that have tones of red in winter and myriads of little white star shaped flowers in summer. Wonderfully fragrant. Well behaved and easy to grow. A wonderful weeping standard form. Evergreen


Colour: White
Habit: Climbing
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Climber

Trachelospermum Jasminoides

Current Stock Height: STD-80cm/HGT-110cm  ? 

Container: 6l  ? 

New stock arriving shortly. Pre-order now. Estimated price $99.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


Wairere Nursery
826 Gordonton Road, R D 1, Hamilton 3281 Ph: (07) 824 3430 Email:     Open 7 days 8:30am-5pm