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Topiary ID?


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5 hours ago, John Richmond said:

Can't tell you the plant but the technique is cloud pruning, a Japanese originated system known as niwaki. 

 

I'm trying it with a variegated holly.  Results on Alamy in ten years time  Maybe 😀

 

Had never heard of cloud pruning. Thanks. Those green blobs do look a bit like clouds. I know that the tree is a cypress of some kind, so perhaps I'll just leave it at that. Do you think it would be accurate to refer to it as a "dwarf cypress"?

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16 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Had never heard of cloud pruning. Thanks. Those green blobs do look a bit like clouds. I know that the tree is a cypress of some kind, so perhaps I'll just leave it at that. Do you think it would be accurate to refer to it as a "dwarf cypress"?

 

'Dwarfed' would be better, John.  The cloud pruning restricts the height of shrub by preventing a single tall leader developing so all the energy goes into the side shoots that can then be cloud clipped.  A bit like bonsai on a larger scale.

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9 minutes ago, John Richmond said:

 

'Dwarfed' would be better, John.  The cloud pruning restricts the height of shrub by preventing a single tall leader developing so all the energy goes into the side shoots that can then be cloud clipped.  A bit like bonsai on a larger scale.

 

Thanks very much. Live and learn...

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