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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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Picture of Acer Shaina H/W
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This is an excellent small tree that will grow happily in a container or the garden. The branches and leaves are an attractive wine red which deepens slightly in autumn. Good compact upright habit. Happiest in the sun or semi-shade with protection from harsh winds. Deciduous.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 150-180cm x 120cm

Acer Shaina H/W 90cm

Current Stock Height: STD-90/HGT-110 cm  ? 

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Picture of Apple Braeburn Espalier MM106
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Espalier. Born and bred in Motueka around 1952 'Braeburn' has become a firm favourite in the Kiwi orchard. Crisp, firm and juicy with yellowish green skin that is broadly striped with red. Sweet flavour balanced with a moderate tartness for just a little zing. Deciduous.

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright

Apple Braeburn Espalier

Current Stock Height: 160/180  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Apple Golden Delicious Espalier
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Espalier. This popular apple is very well named because it is indeed golden and very scrum-delicious. The flesh is crisp and juicy with a sweet honey flavour. Lovely eaten fresh but can be cooked. Highly productive and ripe towards the end of autumn. Deciduous.

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Compact

Apple Golden Delicious Espalier

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Apple Granny Smith Espalier
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Espalier. Everyone knows this classic bright green apple with its tangy flavour and crisp white flesh. Bake it, sauce it, slice it, caramelise it, but most of all, simply bite into it. Keeps well. A productive regular tip bearer maturing later in April.


 

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

Apple Granny Smith Espalier

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Apple Royal Gala Espalier
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Espalier. This is probably New Zealand's most popular eating apple. Rosy red blushed skin. Creamy fine textured flesh, crisp, sweet and juicy. Regarded as one of the worlds finest apples and awarded a RHS Award of Garden Merit. Matures in mid summer.

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.8m x 1.5m

Apple Royal Gala Espalier

Current Stock Height: 160/180 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Buxus Macrophylla Ball
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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  ? 

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Picture of Buxus Macrophylla Two Tier
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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. Easy to grow in sun or part shade. Clips well, Evergreen.

The perfect little shrub for low formal hedges or topiary work. Equally this Buxus looks good as a stand alone shrub to add substance to the border.

 

Buxus Macrophylla Two Tier

$295.00

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Buxus Macrophylla Two Tier

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Picture of Buxus Sempervirens 1 Ball Std
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The ubiquitous English Box is a versatile and rewarding plant that is easy to grow. The small, stiff, green leaves are perfect for trimming and shaping and always look good at any time of year. This 1 ball topiary specimen can be grown in a container or a special place in the garden. Evergreen.

 

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

Buxus Sempervirens 1 Ball Std

Current Stock Height: STD-50/HGT-90 cm  ? 

Container: 12l  ? 

New stock arriving end of November, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $99.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Picture of Buxus Sempervirens 3 Ball Std
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The ubiquitous English Box is a versatile and rewarding plant that is easy to grow. The small, stiff, green leaves are perfect for trimming and shaping and always look good at any time of year. This 3 ball topiary specimen can be grown in a container or a special place in the garden. Evergreen.

 

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

Buxus Sempervirens 3 Ball Std

Current Stock Height: H140 W50 cm

Container: pb8  ? 

$899.99

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