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Plant Ideas Needed

jrblawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Kentucky
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>
 

steveair

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
morristown, nj
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>
 

steveair

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
morristown, nj
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.
 

SLSNursery

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
West Haven, CT

Stonehenge

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Midwest
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.
 

pete

LawnSite Member
Location
Mclean Va
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>http://www.unirel.vt.edu/vtsnaps/htmls/vthedge.html<p>
 
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jrblawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Kentucky
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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