The plants in these two groups (a and b) are selected because they will adapt themselves, with careful attention, to close shearing and interesting topiary work. There are many plants which if sheared closely do not produce any effect of foliage until they have recovered from the pruning. All these specimens, however, can be sheared and still retain a mass foliage effect.

a. Evergreen:

Buxus (all sorts) Boxwood

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis Yellow Cedar

Chamaecyparis obtusa nana Dwarf Japanese Cypress

Ilex crenata Japanese Holly

Picea excelsa

Norway Spruce Picea orientalis

Oriental Spruce

Pinus cembra Swiss Stone Pine

Pinus densifiora umbraculifera Dwarf Japanese Red Pine

Pinus montana

Swiss Mountain Pine

Pinus montana mughus Dwarf Mountain Pine

Taxus cuspidata Japanese Yew

Taxus cuspidata nana Japanese Yew

Tsuga canadensis Canadian Hemlock b. Deciduous:

Acer campestre

European Cork Maple

Acer platanoides globosum Globe Norway Maple

Berberis thunbergi

Thunberg's Japanese Barberry Carpinus betulus

European Hornbeam Carpinus betulus globosa

Globe Hornbeam

Catalpa bignonioides nana

Dwarf Indian Bean Cornus paniculata

Grey Dogwood

Crataegus crus-galli Cockspur Thorn

Crataegus oxycantha May Thorn

Evonymus alatus

Cork-barked Burning Bush Ilex glabra


Ligustrum ibota Japanese Privet

Ligustrum vulgare

European Privet Viburnum opulus nanum

Dwarf Bush Cranberry

Viburnum prunifolium Black Haw