Creating enclosure and shade with Landscaping in your front yardTraditional Landscape, Chicago

Left to right. the Chamacyparis Torulosa Pom Pom, behind it is a Thuja Rheingold on Standard. The Tall tree is Cedar of Lebanon. the 3 balls in front are Chamacyparis Psifera gold mop. a weeping blue spruce, weeping Japanese maple Tamayukama, Miss Molly Butterfly bushes are behind the yellow balls. The green ground cover is Mazus Reptans.

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chilling wrote:Mar 1, 2014
mrsrjv wrote:Jun 10, 2015
  • mrsrjv

    Thank you for your help! Can I trim them in November, or is it too late?

  • PRO

    Yes you can. They can be trimmed anytime throughout the season.

baby_joe_1 wrote:Nov 8, 2015
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    Smalls Landscaping

    The Pom Pom's are actually Gold Thread Cypress's that have been trimmed into balls. They are for zones 4-8. If you do not trim them they are shaggy looking, as shown in the photo attached. However, if you do decide to trim them be sure to wait until the new growth has settled in. Usually in mid summer and beyond.

  • baby_joe_1

    Thank you. They won't work here I don't think as we are zone 3. Likely won't survive winter.

johnfam wrote:Nov 6, 2014
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    Smalls Landscaping
    Cedar of Lebenon should grow in zone 9 I would think.

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Frank Organ added this to Boxwood Alternatives Bring the Chelsea Flower Show to YouMay 6, 2014

Sawara Cypress ‘Golden Mop’(Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Mop’; USDA zones 5 to 7Some plants, including some conifers, naturally form the type of mounded shape that we create through clipping. The slow-growing Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Gold Mop’ forms a perfect golden mound without clipping or pruning.Other dome-forming conifers include Picea abies ‘Little Gem’ and Cryptomeria japonica ‘Globosa’.

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Catnip, Russian sage, May night Silvia, lady mantel, knockout roses

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3 yellow/green round shrubs (fullness; want shrubs with shape/definition)

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Don't love the domed pruning but like the colors/variety

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structure without looking too formal

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