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Formal Graden Path with Arborvitae and Boxwood traditional-landscape

Formal Graden Path with Arborvitae and Boxwood

Land Architects, Craig Terrell, Ann Arbor

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June 27, 2014
kday72 wrote:
Space between hedges? - Thank you, Land Architects, for being so responsive to questions! We all greatly appreciate that :) My question is how far apart are the Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' and the boxwoods? Do they grow right next to each other, touching, or is there a space or path between them? Thanks so much!
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How long will it take for 6-7' emerald green arborvitae to fill in to look like these in your picture? in CT in full sun and clay soil.
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My backyard is about 100'. Would you suggest planting about 30 emerald greens at 3' apart? Or would that be too much of one kind of tree?
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November 2, 2013
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Chameacyparis obtusa :)
    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 5:10PM
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Jessie Klein
We used 'Nellie R Stevens' hollies for privacy in an area of our backyard. They grow wonderfully, are attractive, evergreen, have berries for the birds, tolerate some shade and are deer resistant!
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April 27, 2013
greencup4 wrote:
What is the name of this tall tree/hedge?
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Will it grow in hardiness zone 8b/9? What type of soil does it prefer?
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March 3, 2013
kristinbflo wrote:
Can you pls tell me the name of the 3 main bushes/plants in this photo? - Pls. tell me the name of the tall bush, the hedge, and the plant (that looks like a hosta). thx
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Looks like green giant, box woods, hosta
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Yes the white variegated plants are Hosta. The evergreen hedge is Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'.
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October 7, 2012
worledshoeshopper wrote:
Lower plants in foreground - What plants are in the front of the hedging?
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yes, white variegated hosta
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August 13, 2012
Jezann Allen wrote:
what kind of boxwood use for the hedges?
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Buxus sempervirens 'Green Mountain' (Boxwood)
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May 13, 2012
justjoe3103 wrote:
Does anyone know what specific kind of Thuja this is?
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ZZZ Boutique
These are hinoki cypress
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Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'. The way the foliage is arranged in a fan shape looks similar to the foliage of the Hinoki Cypress.
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April 30, 2014
elisadivittorio wrote:
are the pavers slate, flagstone?

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Frank Organ added this to Unsung Garden Hero: Fantastic Foliage
Lasting color. One of the most obvious attributes of the average leaf is that it is with us for a lot longer than the flower. This is truest of the evergreens, whose leaves remain on the plant from one to three years. Three layers of foliage present us here with a wall of greens — from the emerald green of the Thuja occidentalis through the golden young foliage of the trimmed Buxus to the shieldlike leaves of the variegated Hostas.
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For longer front walks, try incorporating different layers of height. Multiple heights add depth to a landscape and tall shrubs can mimic the effect of a beautiful gate.
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Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis, zones 3 to 7) is a standby for hedges and windbreaks with its neat, symmetrical form and tightly packed needles, making it ideal for giving a formal look to poorly drained gardens. Though it's native from Manitoba and Minnesota through Quebec, there are isolated populations as far south as North Carolina. One of arborvitae's biggest draws is its variability; with some forms topping out at a mere 3 feet tall and others reaching a lofty height of 60 feet. Unless you're planting a dwarf cultivar, be sure to plant arborvitae well away from driveways, buildings, sidewalks and any other structures that they might eventually lift with their massive trunk and twisted roots.If you're after an evergreen with glossy leaves and bright red wildlife-attracting berries, look no further than the hollies. Yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria, zones 7 to 10) and dahoon holly (Ilex cassine, zones 7 to 10) are excellent choices for the Southeast, while American holly (Ilex opaca, zones 5 to 10) will grow throughout most of the United States.
4. Plant wind-blocking hedges. If winds are an issue around your home, planting tall hedges or installing another wind-blocking feature (a fence, trees) on the north side of your home can help keep those strong winds at bay.
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Garden gate. A row of tall, tightly spaced shrubs or trees planted near the entrance to your garden can take the place of a traditional fence and gate. Soften the look of the tall hedge by planting shorter boxwoods and low-growing plants, like hosta, on either side.See 9 low-growing hedges

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the white variegated plants are Hosta. The evergreen hedge is Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'.
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Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'.
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