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Selwyn Project Contemporary Landscape, Charlotte

The homeowners' stone bird bath is repurposed and has found a new home in the upper level conifer/zen garden. Flanked by three 'Mr. Bowling Ball' arborvitae that are planted into the gravel seating area, it's an unexpected focal point. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Susan Oglesby wrote:
Thanks - Thanks for your prompt response. You answered my question. Much appreciated.
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Jay Sifford Garden Design

My pleasure. Happy gardening!

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Susan Oglesby wrote:
conifer in foreground - Hi, what is the name of the conifer in the foreground? Love the color. Thanks
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Those are 'Mr. Bowling Ball' arborvitae. In enough sun, they "bronze out" for the winter. Hope this helps.


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Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Designing With Conifers: Layers of Texture for Your Garden
Arborvitaes. The arborvitae is another member of the cypress family and a useful tool in creating artistic textural gardens. Like the Chamaecyparis, it generally exhibits flat, textural fern-like foliage. While we generally picture the taller pyramidal arborvitaes that are commonly used for hedges, there are several dwarf and rounded forms available. Mr. Bowling Ball (Thuja occidentalis ‘Bobozam’, zones 3 to 7) and Little Giant (Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Giant’, zones 3 to 8) are two suggested cultivars.The three Mr. Bowling Ball arborvitaes shown here play off the textural stone birdbath and take on a sculptural quality, planted unexpectedly in a gravel seating area.

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Tomas Savarell added this to LANDSCAPING
Arborvitaes. The arborvitae is another member of the cypress family and a useful tool in creating artistic textural gardens. Like the Chamaecyparis, it generally exhibits flat, textural fern-like foliage. While we generally picture the taller pyramidal arborvitaes that are commonly used for hedges, there are several dwarf and rounded forms available. Mr. Bowling Ball (Thuja occidentalis ‘Bobozam’, zones 3 to 8) and Little Giant (Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Giant’, zones 3 to 8) are two suggested cultivars. The three Mr. Bowling Ball arborvitaes shown here play off the textural stone birdbath and take on a sculptural quality, planted unexpectedly in a gravel seating area.
albert lock added this to lockbert's ideas
Mr. Bowling Ball (Thuja occidentalis ‘Bobozam’
raflef added this to landscaping plants
The 'mr. Bowling Ball' arborvitaes
lakehouse9 added this to more final choices
arborvitaes a member of cypress family Chamaecyparis ... rounded Mr bowling ball thuja occidentalis bobozam 3-8 and little giant thuja occidentails 3-8
Jumble & Stack added this to Patio, Pool + Garden
The arborvitae is another member of the cypress family

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