Modern Tropical tropical-landscape
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Modern Tropical Tropical Landscape, Vancouver

This modern tropical garden is located in the False Creek area in Vancouver. Neatly trimmed boxwood globes contain the perennials in the bed. Concrete pavers lead to small patio areas.

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Design ideas for a tropical landscaping in Vancouver. — Houzz

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96822 wrote:
What type of plants are the "round" puffs in the front?
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Scott Ward
Hello Glenna, would the dwarf boxwood fare well in tropical reigons?
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Glenna Partridge Garden Design
Hi scottgward,

There is another variety of boxwood that is more suited to a tropical climate. It's buxus microphylla var. japonica. Here's a link that will give you more info about this variety of boxwood. It's not as compact as Buxus sempervirens suffruticosa ( my buxus stays about 1' high) so it may need to be pruned more often to keep it this small. It tolerates the heat better that the buxus I have planted in my client's garden. It's probably a good idea to go to your local nursery and find out which varieties they carry because they might have some more suggestions for you. I hope this helps!

Dan B wrote:
Hedge? - What type of hedge runs along the back? Thanks.
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Glenna Partridge Garden Design

Hi durden222. the hedge at the back of the border is a Taxus (yew) hedge. I hope this helps!


What Houzz contributors are saying:

Amy Renea added this to Great Design Plant: Cannas
Try using cannas as "exploding" plants behind a low-clipped hedge of boxwood or yew. The plant is quite well behaved, but gives a tailored look a bit more excitement.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Damion and Laura Anglin added this to Plant Ideas
round shrubs are dwarf boxwood that are clipped by hand to maintain the shape. The latin name of the plant is Buxus sempervirens Suffruticosa. I
Alan Dalton added this to garden
Small ball shrubs along side wall?
Sandra Jean added this to backyard privacy
pittosporum tenuifolium. Clean hedge

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