Artificial Boxwood: introducing our topiary range
Floresy’s extensive range of artificial trees and plants includes a collection of artificial boxwood products. Boxwood is also more simply referred to as ‘box’.
What is box?
Box is a small, slow-growing tree or shrub with small, glossy green leaves. Box is a popular choice with gardeners and is often found in the form of neat hedging.
Because of it’s small, dense leaves and slow-growth, Box is also the perfect choice for topiary.
What is topiary?
Topiary is a horticultural practice of training and clipping plants into forming different shapes. The choice of plant isn’t exclusive to Boxwood but usually involves evergreen shrubs of some kind. Laurel and Holly are also popular choices.
Topiary is an ancient practice. In Europe, it dates back to Roman times and is mentioned in Pliny the Elder’s famous book, Natural History.
There is no limit to the shapes you can create. Perhaps only gravity or the gardener’s imagination are the boundaries. More formal shapes include simple rectangular hedging, columns or spheres or ball shapes, sometimes stacked on top of each other. Archways sometimes feature within a row of boxwood hedging.
But animals and crazy shapes are also popular. We may question whether the more wonky shapes were intentional or happy accidents, however.
Bonsai is a specialist form of topiary where plants are clipped to mimic miniature trees.
The benefits of artificial boxwood topiary
As you would expect, Topiary is a labour intensive pursuit. It requires the careful maintenance of the boxwood tree to keep the desired shape looking neat and trim.
Artificial boxwood trees don’t require pruning. There are no dead branches to remove plus they won’t suffer from boxwood blight.
Each topiary shape won’t change and is maintenance-free. So, you will never accidentally trim the wrong branch and ruin the shape.
What Artificial Boxwood Trees are available from Floresy?
Artificial Boxwood Balls
The artificial boxwood range of products starts with balls. Yes, artificial boxwood balls! This classic design is also called Standard Trees or Tree Standards. This is a classic design. Other types of plants that are popular for standards are anything that grows a woody stem including Lavender, Conifers and Fuchsias.
Boxwood balls are either in singles or combine multiple balls on top of each other, sometimes with bare woody stems separating each sphere.
Our artificial boxwood ball trees with single spheres come in miniature 25cm and 30cm sizes. Plus a 100cm deluxe tree and a boxwood ball available in different sizes.
Artificial Boxwood Spirals
Perhaps the most impressive products in our range include these two spiral trees.
The Boxwood Royal Spiral has a very grand appeal with it’s tapering design and impressive 190cm height. Therefore, they are awesome for framing a doorway or creating a central focal point to a display.
By contrast, the boxwood spiral tree is not a mere commoner, however. It’s a quirky and fun design giving it surprising versatility. It’s modern and eclectic and contemporary with a nod to formal gardens of the past.
Artificial Boxwood Trees
Less showy than other forms of topiary, these shapes are great for adding architectural structure to a planting scheme.
The shapes are surprisingly versatile and are perfect for use in both formal, classic gardens/schemes or contemporary/minimalist designs. The boxwood tower tree has a softer shape whereas the boxwood pyramid tree has a more rigid and defined shape.
Floresy for Artificial Trees
Floresy is an industry leader for artificial plants and trees because we have years of design and manufacture experience.
We stock an extensive range of products to suit any budget which includes our popular artificial boxwood topiary. These products make great investments for any hotel especially those with function rooms that cater to weddings.
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