Traditionally Topiary Balls are grown from Box plants (Buxus Sempervirens) which gives them a neat and formal appearance. However, this particular topiary ball is Field Maple (Acer campestre) which is an unusual hedging plant for topiary but lends itself well to the larger sized topiary, adding an impressive dimension and unique character to larger planting schemes and gardens.
This topiary ball is 100cm in diameter. Expertly grown, nurtured and clipped over several years, this Field Maple rootballed topiary plant will look fantastic either in a large container or planted in.
Field Maple is one of the larger leaved species for topiary. It's large, five-lobed leaves have a soft, fluttery habit that will create gentle movement within the overall shaping. This creates an attractive informal aesthetic within a formal shape and brings a softer quality to this topiary ball. Being deciduous, it will lose leaves in winter, however the vibrant autumnul display as the leaves turn is one of the most colourful. The green leaves graduallly turn into a rich golden amber bringing a touch of sunshine colour to the garden in the cooler months.
Visit our Field Maple (Acer campestre) page for more detailed information on this species.
Maintaining and caring for your Topiary
To keep a good shape and tight growth, topiary needs all-round and all-over light so it is incompatible with shade, although potted specimens can be rotated. Clipping should be done when the opportunity, inspiration, enthusiasm and weather all combine to make it possible. In the case of Field Maple, as it is deciduous, trimming should take place in late autumn or early winter when the plant is dormant. At this point it is easier to see the shaping and to cut back to the size and shape that is desired. Do not clip Field Maple in spring as this can cause damage to the plant. Always use very sharp tools to help cuts to heal quickly and feed or mulch in the early spring to encourage new growth.
All our topiary is hardy and suitable to withstand all that our weather can throw at us but given the expense of each piece, it is our recommendation that you take particular care to protect topiary - just simple precautions like gently brushing snow off, using pointed rather than flat topped shapes where long periods of snow are normal, providing ventilated shelter from severe winds and ensuring that specimens are well watered in summer and sheltered from very strong sunshine which can burn as much as winter winds.
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£4.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £200 incl VAT)||Orders of £200 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)Delivery Time
- Please note that due to high demand, delivery times are currently 7-14 days. (Some trees will be 7-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for delivery info). We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible but can now deliver new orders within this timescale.It's Convenient
- no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)It's Tried & Tested
- we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after
any discounts have been applied.
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