|I asked a previous question about a lorapetalum topiary. I was told to try a lantana and bring inside. I am looking for something to stay on my front porch year round. Will a lorapetalum topiary work there? It gets hot afternoon sun. Will it be easy to keep in a small ball topiary and will it do well there? Thank you for your prompt response.|
| Loropetalum is often trained into a topiary, but a rather large one. It can grow 10-15 feet tall and wide. Unless you have a very large porch, you probably won't be happy with the plant's required maintenance to keep it small.|
Some of the special forms Monrovia grows include Espalier, Bonsai, and Tear Drop or Poodle cut topiaries. Eugenia myrtifolia makes a terrific topiary, as does Prunus caroliniana 'Bright N Tight'. They both grow well in full sunshine. Perhaps one of these plants will suit your purposes. Best wishes with your garden!