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.

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Japonica Espalier. An oldie but a goody. Beautiful, formal, double blooms of deepest red make this a highly desirable Camellia. Flowers late winter to spring, quite a compact shrubby habit. Happiest in semi-shade and acid soil. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Camellia Black Tie Espalier

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$149.99

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Picture of Camellia Cinnamon Cindy Espalier
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Hybrid Esp. This is a delightful little Camellia with semi-double flowers that are white with pink tinges on the petal edges and backs. In full bloom the overall effect is very soft and pretty. An added bonus of fragrance makes this a definite must have. Strong upright growth habit. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Pink / White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Esp

Camellia Cinnamon Cindy Espalier

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$149.99

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Sasanqua. A very good performing Camellia that flowers from early autumn through to early winter. The blooms are double, white, with just a hint of blush pink on the outer edges. Upright vigorous habit. Happiest in semi-shade. Presented here espaliered. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Camellia Early Pearly Espalier

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$149.99

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Hybrid Espalier. This beautiful Camellia has tight bright pink buds that open to miniature, single, apple-blossom pink blooms which are lightly fragrant. A pretty Camellia which would suit a small courtyard or patio area. Flowers for a long period. Happiest in semi-shade with acid soil. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Pink / White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Camellia Fairy Blush Espalier

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$149.99

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Picture of Camellia Koto no Kaori Espaliered
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Hybrid. Simple but sweet single rose-pink blooms with prominent yellow stamens are borne in profusion along attractively arching branches. The blooms are very fragrant blooms and appear autumn to winter. Small rounded bright green leaves. Happiest in semi-shade with acid soil. Evergreen.

Presented here as an Espalier for walls and fences.

 

Colour: Pink / Yellow
Habit: Arching
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Camellia Koto no Kaori Espaliered

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$149.99

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Picture of Camellia Our Melissa Espaliered
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Hybrid Miniature Espalier. A very sweet Camellia with small baby pink ruffled flowers that are borne on gently cascading branches. The foliage is dainty and a light olive green in colour. Ideal container plant. Happiest in semi-shade. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Camellia Our Melissa Espaliered

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$149.99

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Sasanqua. A lovely little Camellia with, scented, semi-double blooms. The buds are quite pink but magically open to silky white blooms with just a hint of pink on the edges. 'Pure Silk' has a strong upright growth habit and whilst it is happy in semi-shade this Camellia can cope with sun. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Camellia Pure Silk Espaliered

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$149.99

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Picture of Camellia Setsugekka Espalier
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Sasanqua. One of NZ's favourite Camellias and deservedly so. An abundance of large wavy white blooms with prominent yellow stamens appear in early autumn through to winter. The blooms are softly scented. Happiest in semi-shade. Evergreen. Presented here espaliered.

This beautiful Camellia is definitely one of my favourites. Introduced from Japan in 1898 so a proven winner! Translation of the name means Snow, Moon and Flowers - isn't that just lovely?

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m

Camellia Setsugekka Espalier

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$149.99

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Picture of Camellia Sweet Jane Espalier

Hybrid. 'Sweet Jane' is indeed just that with bright pink buds open to very pretty, double, white blooms that are heavily shaded pink. Commences flowering early May and continues for several months. Sun tolerant but also happy in semi-shade. Presented here espaliered. Evergreen. PVR.

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1m

Camellia Sweet Jane Espalier

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$149.99

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A top rated performance plant for multiple planting, filling in a background or can be used as a topiary standard. Glossy deep green leaves are offset by scented clusters of white flowers late winter through spring. Hardy and easy to grow in sun or light shade. Trims well. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std

Choisya Ternata Std

New stock arriving shortly. Pre-order now. Estimated price $104.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Now this is really special. A unique form of Liquidambar with a dense, rounded habit. The fresh green summer foliage puts on a vibrant autumn display in tones of red and purple, holding well into winter. Grafted on to a standard that forms a characterful 'corky' trunk. Deciduous.

Plant your Liquidambar in deeply worked soil that does not completely dry out in summer.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std

Liquidambar Gumball H/W 90 cm

Current Stock Height: STD-90/HGT-130 c  ? 

Container: 18l  ? 

$74.99

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Picture of Michelia Figo Espalier
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Port Wine Magnolia. The dark wine-red blooms of this adaptable evergreen shrub are a little shy, hiding amongst the glossy green foliage. You'll definitely know they're there when you become intoxicated by the powerful fruity fragrance. Plant in sun or part shade with acid soil for best results.

 

Colour: Red / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Michelia Figo Espalier

Current Stock Height: 90/100 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$149.99

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Port Wine Magnolia. The dark wine-red blooms of this adaptable evergreen shrub are a little shy, hiding amongst the glossy green foliage. You'll definitely know they're there when you become intoxicated by the powerful fruity fragrance. Plant in sun or part shade with acid soil for best results.

 

Colour: Red / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std

Michelia Figo Std

Current Stock Height: STD-85/HGT130cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$194.99

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Michelia Figo Std

Current Stock Height: 80cm std /120cm  ? 

Container: pb12  ? 

$129.99

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A relatively new introduction which is sure to be a winner amongst the gardening fraternity. Glossy leathery rounded foliage which always looks neat and tidy. Fuzzy brown flower buds which open to beautifully scented cream flowers in early spring. Will grow well in a container. Espalier. Evergreen.

Michelia gracipes is easy to grow but will do best in a semi-shaded position with protection from strong winds. Prefers soil that is slightly on the acid side. If you can grow Camellias in your garden you will easily grow this beautiful small evergreen tree.

 

Colour: Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m

Michelia Gracipes Espalier

Current Stock Height: 110/100 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$149.99

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A relatively new introduction which is sure to be a winner amongst the gardening fraternity. Glossy leathery rounded foliage which always looks good. Fuzzy brown flower buds which open to the most beautifully scented cream flowers in early spring. Will grow well in a container. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std

Michelia Gracipes Std

Current Stock Height: STD-80/HGT-130cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$194.99

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A compact shrub with quite coarse green foliage, carmine red buds appear in late winter and open to white blooms tinged pink. Flowers are lightly perfumed and followed by dark blue berries. Easy to grow in sun or light shade. Responds well to pruning. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Pink / White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std

Viburnum Eve Price Std

Current Stock Height: STD-70 cm/HGT-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$109.99

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