Plant Ideas Needed

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by jrblawncare, Mar 21, 2000.

  1. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Hi all,I have a customer that has a bed on a small incline we want to put the letters &quot;C L&quot; in plant material.I need something for full sun,dense,compact,low growing 1 to 2 ft.high.yet trainable to form the &quot;C L&quot; and maintain it.Fast grower would be nice too,You get the idea.The letters will be apx.10 to 12ft each.Thanks for your input.<p>----------<br>John <br>
  2. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    Dwarf boxwood (buxus suffruiticosa)<p>That or korean boxwood, I think buxus microphylla &quot;koreana&quot;....<br> <br>Anything that is going to stay small like this is not really gonna be a &quot;fast grower&quot;, but you should be able to get some nice size plants, like 18-24&quot;, plant them tight, and be able to trim it tighter by the end of the season.<p><br>
  3. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    Oh ya, a little diff't<p>If you want blue, try globe spruces (Picea pungens globosa), planted so they are touching each other. Will be a bit larger scale, but very unusual. Will also be quite pricy. Saw it done once, and looked great.
  4. SLSNursery

    SLSNursery LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,276

    One other option - to give you income every year - use annuals instead. Gives them color options every year, gives you $$ every year. I see companies around here doing that with their logos. Centauria cineraria (aka Dusty Miller) is used quite a bit - whitish-silver foliage.
  6. pete

    pete LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    Hey just though you might be interseted, I think its a japanese barberry of some type. Tt looks even better at night when its lit up ( which could be done better)<p><p>
  7. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Thanks for all your help guys,I will work it up a couple of ways and see if I can sell it!<p>----------<br>John <br>

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