Private Residence - Mediterranean TuscanMediterranean Landscape, Dallas

A luxurious Mediterranean house and property with Tuscan influences featuring majestic Live Oak trees, detailed travertine paving, expansive lawns and lush gardens. Designed and built by Harold Leidner Landscape Architects. House construction by Bob Thompson Homes.

This is an example of a small mediterranean courtyard formal garden in Dallas. —  Houzz
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songligu wrote:Sep 4, 2013
marcmiz wrote:Apr 21, 2015
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    Harold Leidner Landscape Architects

    Our first question would be what size are you wanting to grow and use on your project? If you need a low growing size that you will be clipping (like the photo above), then 'Winter Gem' and 'Winter Green' are both good selections. (minor color difrerences between the two.) If you are wanting them to grow naturally in rounded form or globes in a larger size then definitely look to another variety 'Green Velvet' is a nice one to consider. Also consider your climate and planting zone to make the sure variety you select will work well there. Thanks.


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    Thanks ,

    What size winter gems would you recommend ?

    24" , 30" or bigger ?

Andy Crook wrote:Oct 30, 2014
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    Harold Leidner Landscape Architects
    This is 'Wintergreen' variety. Thanks.
  • Andy Crook
    Thanks so much for the response! We are looking for a hedge that we can maintain at 1' x 1' along our sidewalk. Would this be a good choice? Or would you suggest something else in Knoxville, TN. Thanks again for your quick response!!
leila wrote:Feb 9, 2015
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    Harold Leidner Landscape Architects

    Along the edge of the walkway, we used a boxwood variety called 'Wintergreen'. This is a smaller growing variety that takes well to being clipped. Let us know if we can help with your project. Thanks.


Carrie wrote:Sep 13, 2014
Dan B wrote:Aug 20, 2014
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    These were 2 large existing trees already on the site. I believe the left one is a Live Oak and the right one is a Red Oak. Thanks.
bsbcats wrote:May 21, 2014

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Mary Jo Bowling added this to Boxwood: Still Shape-Shifting After 350 YearsMay 27, 2015

Leidner also used boxwood in the garden outside this Dallas home. He suggests that for low-growing boxwood rows that will be clipped, gardeners choose Wintergreen or Winter Gem varieties. Wintergreen boxwood is planted here.

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Debra Prinzing added this to Give Your Garden an Arresting Point of ViewJan 20, 2013

The destination is the journey. Formality doesn't have to be stuffy, especially when you give it a beautiful focal point. In this Mediterranean-inspired parterre, detailed planting beds (outlined in low boxwood hedging) define each quadrant. There is plenty of space devoted to a generously scaled walkway of decomposed granite that runs through the center of this garden.And while you will want to take a walk here, you are given specific clues about the direction to take, thanks to an ocher-glazed urn placed at the center of the path. How nice that four live oak trees were already in place to flank the urn, creating a hard-to-ignore destination in the garden.

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Ann Livesay added this to Backyard IdeasMay 17, 2019

Rose beds surrounded by wintergreen boxwoods

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