FEATHERY SOFT POODLE SHAPE FITTING OF ANY LOCATION
- Dark green, twisted evergreen foliage adds multi-seasonal viewing interest
- Cultivated into a poodle shape from a young age
- Adds an elegant flair to front porches or walkways
- Phenomenal at creating visual contrast in any location
- Topiary makes for a fantastic decorative hedge
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Mature Height: As Trained
- Mature Width: As Trained
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 4-6' apart
Why plant Twisted Brilliance Arborvitae Poodle Topiary?
Arborvitae means “Tree of Life,” referencing a story which goes back to the sixteenth century. In 1535, French explorer Jacques Cartier and his crew were stuck in what is now Quebec for the winter and were starting to die of scurvy (caused by vitamin C deficiency). They were saved only when the local Iroquois people gave them some Arborvitae tea. (We’ll stick to orange juice!) Twisted Brilliance is a selection of Eastern Arborvitae, the same species that saved Cartier’s men. It was discovered in 1970 at Sheridan Nurseries in Canada and was originally named DeGroot’s Spire, after the worker who found it. Now let’s take a leap into the future and talk about how this Arb is flaunted today. Rocking its feathery, rich green foliage year-round makes this tree a perfect specimen for creating works of art. Here we have a wonderfully crafted Poodle shape adding elegant and eye-catching designs to any landscape!
How to use Twisted Brilliance Arborvitae Poodle Topiary in the landscape?
The Twisted Brilliance Poodle Topiary offers intricate and unique design to any home landscape. Planted in the ground or kept in a container - the choice is yours. The Twisted Brilliance Poodle makes a perfect addition to any garden attracting all the attention. We would also like to mention how festive these guys can be during the holidays. A simple string of lights can really brighten up your landscape. Utilize this tree to make a grand entrance to your home, or line a walkway to your garden for a magical experience.
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
How To Plant Twisted Brilliance Arborvitae Poodle Topiary
The method in which you would like to plant your Twisted Brilliance Poodle Topiary is up to you. If you so choose to grow your topiary via container there are a few things you should know. As the tree gets older and the root mass continues to grow, you will want to repot into a larger container - this should take place about every two years. Doing so will allow your Topiary to continue to receive the proper amount of water and nutrients needed to thrive. When planting Topiary in the ground, follow the planting instructions in our online planting guide to ensure proper planting methods.
How To Water
After receiving your Twisted Brilliance Arborvitae Poodle Topiary, it's time to consider the process of watering. If you choose to plant your Twisted Brilliance Topiary in the ground, a normal watering schedule of no less than twice a week is recommended until established. On the other hand, if you choose to keep your Poodle Topiary in a container, we recommend watering two to three times a week. Depending on location, you may lessen the amount of water to once a week for container grown trees during the winter months. It would be wise to also keep an eye on local weather conditions and water accordingly during periods of high heat or drought.
How To Fertilize
When it comes to fertilizing your Twisted Brilliance Arborvitae Poodle Topiary, we recommend utilizing our all natural fertilizer twice a year. First, in spring before the push of new growth and again in fall, to ensure a healthy growing period, and greater overwintering success. Adjust the amount of fertilizer you use depending on the location. Container grown Topiary will require a more calculated amount of fertilizer compared to a Topiary piece planted in the ground, following the quantities listed on our Elements® Starter Plant Food.
How To Prune
Don't let the process of pruning your Twisted Brilliance Arborvitae Poodle Topiary overwhelm you - we've got you covered! When first purchased, your Poodle Topiary will have been properly sheared before leaving the growers location. This gives you some time to admire the work, and see how the shape should be maintained. As a blanket statement, you should plan to shear your Topiary at least twice a year - once in late spring after the initial flush of new foliage, then again in early fall given the time it had to grow out. Now, you may prune up to three times a year if you plan on keeping it well groomed, however this is not a requirement. Starting from the bottom with a pair of shears lightly trim each globe, following the shape provided. Repeat this process for each globe till finished. Using smaller pruners after the initial trim will help get into those tight spaces making it easier to maintain the Poodle shape.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
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