By David Schreier ‘Roundabout’ Colorado Spruce: An Indispensable Accent for the Home Landscape In their various forms, spruces are exceedingly useful and ornamental. The large types are especially valuable for park and estate planting and the slower growing species for the home grounds. They can serve as hedges in smaller yards if pruned regularly. For [...]
Oval, glossy, bright green leaves are densely packed on this compact shrub and become bronze tinged in winter. Slow growing dwarf form means less shearing at maturity. Prefers well-drained soil. Exceptional specimen, topiary or tidy hedge.
Discovered at Iseli Nursery as a witches’ broom growing on Picea pungens ‘Green Spire’ (a narrow upright form). ‘Roundabout’ is a compact, green, garden orb. Perhaps its color is better described as viridian – a sort of bluish green. Whatever color you perceive, it is a super hardy, symetrical addition to the garden – like [...]
It is a topiary tree reaching up to 100 ft tall in natural conditions, with gracefully drooping branchlets and glossy leaves 2-5 inches long, oval with an acuminate tip.
Small deciduous shrub displays dark green foliage with burgundy tint in fall. The very fragrant and abundant flowers are deep purple in bud. Beautiful accent or specially trained topiary.
What type of annuals would you suggest to plant in a 3 tier planter with 24, 12 and 7 inch diameters. The planter is located where it would receive morning sun and is placed by the front door.