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TheArquitect
Dec 7, 2016 4:30 AM CST
I am trying to find a dark and dense plant like this in this photo. Can you help me with the name? Thanks

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I want to know which plant makes these big balls too:

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purpleinopp
Dec 7, 2016 8:01 AM CST
Hi & welcome! Depending on the climate/zone, various options exist. Are you just curious about the pic or trying to duplicate similar effects where you are? If the latter, where are you?
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Metrosideros
Dec 7, 2016 8:30 AM CST
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Silversurfer
Dec 7, 2016 9:49 AM CST
1. Has the look of a fake hedge.. it is just too green.

http://www.hooksandlattice.com...

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

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Please add a good close up to show the leaves.

Are you prepared to wait several years to grow to the height you want...or do you want instant effect?

Are you prepared to trim a real hedge regularly to keep it in a neat shape?

2. Whilst Buxus..... common name box, balls, take time to grow and large ones are expensive to buy.
As well as skill and patience to keep in shape.

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

Your 2nd pic looks to be the real thing.....but you can get artificial instant effect ones in this as well.

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...
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plantladylin
Dec 7, 2016 10:02 AM CST
Many types of Buxus (Boxwood) are pruned to shape also. http://garden.org/plants/searc...
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porkpal
Dec 7, 2016 12:06 PM CST
Silversurfer, the fake hedges are hilarious! Plywood boxes covered with Astroturf?
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greene
Dec 7, 2016 12:55 PM CST
TheArquitect,
Are these your own original photos? If so, where were they taken...location, building, time of year, etc.
If not, will you please give credit to the original photographers. Thank You!
This will help us to better identify your plants. I tip my hat to you.
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wildflowers
Dec 7, 2016 12:56 PM CST
I agree with Plantladylin, Boxtrees, Buxus sempervirens or other Buxus evergreens are often used for hedges and for topiaries.

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wildflowers
Dec 7, 2016 1:08 PM CST
Here's a wiki-link showing the most popular plants used for topiaries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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TheArquitect
Dec 7, 2016 7:33 PM CST
purpleinopp said:Hi & welcome! Depending on the climate/zone, various options exist. Are you just curious about the pic or trying to duplicate similar effects where you are? If the latter, where are you?


I am trying to duplicate similar effect.
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TheArquitect
Dec 7, 2016 7:36 PM CST
Metrosideros said:https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ligustrum+japonicum+texanum+japanese+privet&qpvt=Ligustrum+japonicum+Texanum+Japanese+Privet&qpvt=Ligustrum+japonicum+Texanum+Japanese+Privet&qpvt=Ligustrum+japonicum+Texanum+Japanese+Privet&FORM=IGRE


Thanks, these two pics look amazing


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TheArquitect
Dec 7, 2016 7:40 PM CST
Silversurfer said:1. Has the look of a fake hedge.. it is just too green.



Please add a good close up to show the leaves.

Are you prepared to wait several years to grow to the height you want...or do you want instant effect?

Are you prepared to trim a real hedge regularly to keep it in a neat shape?

2. Whilst Buxus..... common name box, balls, take time to grow and large ones are expensive to buy.
As well as skill and patience to keep in shape.

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Your 2nd pic looks to be the real thing.....but you can get artificial instant effect ones in this as well.

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wow, that garden park looks beautiful.

Yes, i am prepared for that.
I want something natural


TheArquitect
Dec 7, 2016 7:41 PM CST
greene said:TheArquitect,
Are these your own original photos? If so, where were they taken...location, building, time of year, etc.
If not, will you please give credit to the original photographers. Thank You!
This will help us to better identify your plants. I tip my hat to you.


No, these photos arent mine.
I dont know who is the original photographer. Sorry :/

TheArquitect
Dec 7, 2016 7:44 PM CST
wildflowers said:Here's a wiki-link showing the most popular plants used for topiaries:ia.org/wiki/Topiary


Thank you
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sooby
Dec 7, 2016 7:46 PM CST
Do you know what the buildings are in the pictures, it might be possible to get a closer look via Google? I agree with Silversurfer that the top one doesn't necessarily look like a hedge or maybe even real. There's something along the top of it that looks like the edge of a frame or something.
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porkpal
Dec 7, 2016 9:29 PM CST
A well groomed vine growing on a cyclone fence instead?
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Silversurfer
Dec 8, 2016 4:02 AM CST
1. Another possibility is that it is a green wall.
A wire frame planted with dwarf plants.

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

To get a green hedge of that height/thickness using Ligustrum sp will take years.
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sooby
Dec 8, 2016 5:46 AM CST
Yes, the bare panels in some of those pictures could be what appears to be at the top of the greenery in that first ID picture. I was thinking it might be with a climber but the "green wall" would probably make more sense, especially since there are large rectangle shapes in the green. High maintenance though, I assume it is a hotel??
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greene
Dec 8, 2016 10:52 AM CST
Which comes back to my question...where did the original poster find these two photographs?
Can @TheArquitect please provide link(s) so we can narrow down the source of the images and that in turn will help with the identification process.
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plantladylin
Dec 8, 2016 11:15 AM CST
Green Grin! I'm real curious as to where the second photo was taken ... just because I love that building!
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