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Old 02-17-2013, 03:21 PM
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What do ya think of this design

What do you think of this design. Before and after photos.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:24 PM
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trying to upload after picture, having trouble..
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:27 PM
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:12 PM
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What is it? Nandina, barberry, liriope, and boxwood topiary?
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:31 PM
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Very close, Nandina heavenly bamboo, loropetalum(used barberry plant picture), Aztec grass and topiary is up for grabs,not sure which type I'll use.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:59 PM
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I probably wouldn't repeat the pattern. Maybe swap out sky pencil holly for the nandina. What program are you using? Pro Landscape.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:18 PM
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you dont have the room to pull it off. as the plants age it will look bad. less is more. You are going to have a topiary that is a high maint. plant with the others. sorry , I dont see it working. dont do it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:16 AM
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The length is about 15 feet each section. The topiary will probably be a juniper type so won't grow or need much pruning. the nandina are easy to prune and stay 4 to 5 foot. The loropetalum are the dwarf kind that won't get more than 3 feet. (Purple pixie or purple diamond)

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Old 02-22-2013, 12:01 PM
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Lots, read up on plants. Junipers that are shaped grow a lot . I have trimmed so many I can't count. I started my business trimming shrubs. If a plat is a dwarf or not it won't work. But you do it any way. It will only prove my point.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:48 PM
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what do ya think of this design

ok now that I am awake . First let me say I am not bashing I am trying to help. You have 15 feet. you need to come in from the side a min. of 3 feet. You have 3 main plants that dont work in the small spot. the Juniper I am guessing it will be a spartan. will grow a Min. of 6" a year. they tend to grow fast when they are in a topiary to fill in its normal shape. I trim Topiary shrubs two times a year here where I live and you can get close to 12 " of new growth a year. second nandia is a moderat growing plant. the growth stamp will say 4 to 5'. that on is from the center of the plant. I have some I planted and its from the center. so thats a 10' plant. the loropetalum, well you can get a cutting or a seed or a root growth plant. only one will be a true dwarf. and you will not know until it starts to take off. some times they just revert to a normal one. So instead of me finishing my little golden book. let me simply say. you dont have the room. no mater how good it will look fresh, in time it will need pulled. and I guess that would be in 5 years if that. some day when you fine a place for this design it will work. Just out of curiosity do you have a horticulture degree or a landscape design degree? so i have , 6' sides , 10' lor, 10' nan and a trimmed 5' wide juniper =31' with trimming you hurt the look you want with a topiary next to the other plants. and if its shady it will look that much more open. the look you want next to topiary should be a full formal shape. there is now zin here. smiles. remember not bashing trying to help. you asked.
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