Topiary Different® Products

Uniquely created topiary from a New Zealand expert - now available direct to you!

"I know I have, without doubt, the very best quality range of inspirational Topiary plants in the Waikato."

Focused on the modern homeowner, who requires a low maintenance garden that looks impressive all year round, the TOPIARY DIFFERENT® range exclusive to Rukuhia Homestead Landscaping helps you achieve that look.

Created right here at Rukuhia Landscaping by Graeme Burton who has been actively involved in the New Zealand Nursery Industry for over 35 years, our unique range of topiary plants compliment bigger sized or even urban properties that wish to add a real 'wow factor' to their home.

View our products available below or by visit Rukuhia Homestead by appointment.

>> Looking for advice on what topiary would suit your gardens, why not contact Graeme today!
 

$1,650.00

Acer

Topiary Large Bonsai Maple; - A Little Unsure Exactly Which Variety of Japanese Maple It Is - The Small Leaves Are Shades of Pale Yellow/Green- 1 X Only Available

Grade: 2.20m tall and 1.50m wide
Container Size: 1.10m wide cream bowl

Plant Features: As a beautiful feature specimen seated in a large front entranceway garden, this plant is one of my best individual topiary creations - so full of character !! and the underplanting is dwarf green mondo grass - with a piece of otago schist placed in a position to resemble a Japanese bonsai garden. .... Continue reading

$168.00

Acer Bloodgood

Topiary espaliered

Grade: height-1.30m , trained onto a black coated steel frame, to enable us to produce a very authentic looking espaliered tree !!
Container Size: 15 lt pot

Plant Features: These maples have attractive deepest maroon/ burgundy foliage, with espaliered specimens you could look to planting in front of an authentic bamboo fence, or in fact any unused wooden fence, its just that you would need to have it sheltered behind a prevailing fenceline from the wind, this p .... Continue reading

$750.00

Acer Koto No Ito

Topiary shaped - 3 x matching specimens available

Grade: height 2.20m.
Container Size: 80lt pot

Plant Features: These green foliaged maples I have trained into real character specimens, having thinned out the main lower branching, and taken off the lower foliage - the maple has real interest !! the head of the tree has  controlled shaping to make it an interesting piece of ''living sculpture" in the autum .... Continue reading

$350.00

Acer Mikawa Yatsubusa

Topiary standard - commonly called the Japanese bonsai maple

Grade: height - 1.0m stem, with a 1.0m diameter head of foliage on the top
Container Size: 45lt

Plant Features: This is my personally favourite variety from the Japanese maple family - Why do I think this particular maple is so good - ?? because it’ has the lushest of green foliage, the branching internodes are extremely close together, so it’s very compact in its growth habit. From various lands .... Continue reading

$1,650.00

Acer Mikawa Yatsubusa

Japanese bonsai maple - 25yrs old - only 5 x left in stock - plants of this mature grade will never be available again !!

Grade: 1.30m high /1.30m wide
Container Size: 1.10m wide grey bowl

Plant Features: Price - $1650 - $2250 each.This is without doubt my personal favourite maple, because of its most stunning lime / forest green foliage  and super compact growth due to the internodes being very close together, the photo certainly doesn’t do these plants any justice, as the stems are very difficu .... Continue reading

$250.00

Acer Platinoides Nigra

Topiary Specimen Tree

Grade: height- 2.5m- has a 1.50m straight stem before the first branching
Container Size: 60lt pot

Plant Features: I see these as a great option to line either side of a driveway in a larger lifestyle block, where a property owner is wanting to bring in some height and create a canopy of trees lining the drive, this particular tree is a member of the maple family- and super tough to all the weather elements, esp .... Continue reading

$550.00

Acer Seiryu

Topiary Globe / Ball - limited numbers available

Grade: globe diameter-75cm
Container Size: 40lt pot

Plant Features: This maple is so so beautiful with its  fine lace like rich green foliage, has real character and class !!  - its taken 15 yrs to create these beautifully round shaped specimens, would be great in an entranceway area on either side of the front door sitting up in large black urns, or pla .... Continue reading

$550.00

Acer Skeeters Broom

Topiary Globe - 15 yrs old - very limited numbers available

Grade: Globe diameter- 75cm
Container Size: 45lt pot

Plant Features: These topiary ball shaped maples are truly amazing with their deepest maroon foliage, can be used as a feature in an  urn  either side of the front door, or randomnly spaced in a japanese style garden - I personally love the maple family as they change their overall look with each of the four s .... Continue reading

$550.00

Acer Tamukeyama

(Three stemmed specimen) -1 x only available

Grade: height-2.30m, width of the head-1.0m
Container Size: 60lt pot

Plant Features: This unique maple specimen has been created by growing three stems from the base of one individual stock plant, and then grafting the attractive maroon foliaged Tamukeyama on the top of each of the stems, the three grafts have now grown into one large 1.0m wide semi weeping head-  this plant .... Continue reading

$450.00

Acer Tamukeyama

Topiary corkscrew stem-2 x only available- as a matching pair

Grade: stem height- 90cm, head diameter 1.50m
Container Size: 45lt pot

Plant Features: If you are designing an oriental / japanese garden, or want to put a couple of perfectly matching feature specimens into large pots, then these are the plants for you - deep burgundy foliage, and the main stem has been crafted to look like a spiralling corkscrew - the heads are of considerable siz .... Continue reading

$350.00

Buxus Green Gem

Topiary Cushion

Grade: Diameter-60cm wide x 40cm high
Container Size: 45lt pot

Plant Features: Something a bit different !!- created with a flat top and straight sides, these buxus would look cool as a grouping, and something taller coming up through the middle of them

$450.00

Buxus Koreana

Topiary Cushion

Grade: 75cm wide - a range of diameter sizes available
Container Size: 45lt

Plant Features: A natural cushion habit, virtually no need to trim to keep this in shape, looks great planted in a simple Asian style garden, The most attractive lush green foliage in spring/summer  

$450.00

Buxus Microphylla

Topiary Ball/Globe

Grade: Diameter 70cm
Container Size: 60lt pot

Plant Features: A ball/globe of this large size will bring instant impact to large urns on either side of the front door, very effective planted as a grouping using various sized  diameter specimens, reliable performer, and I like its super lush green shiny foliage  

$450.00

Buxus Microphylla

Topiary stds

Grade: Height of stem- 1.2m , head diameter 70cm
Container Size: 45lt

Plant Features: An extra-large grade like these will look amazing on either side of the main entranceway to a large home, the super lush green heads look awesome!! For a modern look - plant a grouping of these topiary stds, with the specimens having different height main stems - this looks very cool!! 

$450.00

Buxus Microphylla

Topiary cloud

Grade: Height-1.2m
Container Size: 45lt

Plant Features: A topiary specimen with real pizzazz - trained to fit into a pot on the patio, really low maintenance, and will get even more magical as it grows and matures

$450.00

Camellia Curly Lady

Topiary Std

Grade: Stem height 1.4m, head diameter -50cm -total- 1.90m - have a few available with shorter/taller stem heights
Container Size: 35lt pot

Plant Features: This variety of camellia is very very cool with its naturally occurring zig zag branching of the main stem and side branching  Attractive strong red flowers in late winter/ early spring I believe these standards would look amazing in an Asian style garden, underplanted with green moss and a f .... Continue reading

$750.00

Camellia Early Pearly

Topiary Cloud - 1 x only available

Grade: Height - 1.80m
Container Size: 45lt

Plant Features: This specimen looks very cool with its cloud trimmed lateral branching, great option for a shady/full sun garden, purest white flowers in winter and deepest emerald green foliage Would look awesome planted into a low wide bowl, and seated in the garden !! the bowl like finishes the dress up of .... Continue reading

$168.00

Camellia Pure Silk

Topiary Espaliered

Grade: Height - grown/trained onto a 1.0m high black steel trellis
Container Size: 15lt pot

Plant Features: An excellent option, for espaliering onto a trellis/fence, pure white flowers, will grow in sun or shade

$184.00

Camellia Rambling Rosie

Topiary Bonsai

Grade: Height -50cm, width- 70cm - have 3 x assorted bonsai shapes in stock
Container Size: 30lt

Plant Features: I can see this character specimen being perfectly at home in a Japanese style garden, I have trained the main stem with bends and twists, and thinning of the lateral branching to expose the plants natural character. I have a few other specimens of the same variety - to make a small natural setting .... Continue reading

$168.00

Camellia Setsugekka

Topiary column

Grade: Height 1.70 m
Container Size: 30 lt pot

Plant Features: As a tapered column very effective lining a narrow garden, in pots or in the garden on either side of a gateway/archway Single white flowers from early autumn and well into winter, dark green foliage, great in shade or in the full sun   

$240.00

Camellia Setsugekka

Topiary Ball/Globe

Grade: Diameter -65cm
Container Size: 35lt pot

Plant Features: with its super emerald green foliage  it looks very effective planted into a white fibreglass urn/pot on either side of your front door, Pure white single flowers over many winter months, will perform well in full sun or shade  

$300.00

Camellia Wirlinga Bride

Topiary Cloud Std - Limited numbers available

Grade: Stem height -1.0m , head diameter - 80cm
Container Size: 45lt pot

Plant Features: Fantastic for a smaller urban section, or pots on either side of the front door,  Compact growth habit, small white fragrant flowers Perfect for planting in black fibreglass cylindrical pots on either side of the front door  

$350.00

Cercis Ruby Falls

Topiary weeping

Grade: stem height- 1.50m, semi -weeping head diameter- 1.0m
Container Size: 60lt pot

Plant Features: A really awesome feature plant, with the most amazing intense ruby / maroon foliage all summer - just like the photo!These particular semi weeping trees I have grown, have had their lower branches taken off (like in the photo ), and then this will allow you to have underplanting under/around it .... Continue reading

$350.00

Citrus Chinotto

Topiary Bush

Grade: Height- 1.0m
Container Size: 35lt

Plant Features: Plant into an Italian style terracotta pot, and cover the top of the mix with a groundcover thyme to spill over the edge, and then you have yourself the most awesome feature container specimen!! This variety of ornamental citrus is used extensively in Mediterranean courtyards, because it’s a wo .... Continue reading

$268.00

Citrus Kaffir Limes

Topiary abstract standard

Grade: stem height- 1.5m and varying sized heads - around 1.0m on the top!!
Container Size: 35lt pot

Plant Features: Anyone into cooking, will know and love the fragrance/ flavour that the kaffir lime leaves will provide - this citrus tree is comfortable to the more Mediterranean style climate, they will thrive in a pot on patio/ deck, or plant them in the garden in a warm sunny position !! keep them trimm .... Continue reading

$168.00

Citrus Limecocktail

Topiary Espaliered

Grade: Height-trained onto a 1.0m high black steel trellis
Container Size: 15lt pot

Plant Features: These espaliered citrus trees are one of the very best options for beautifying a wooden fence / wall, and you get the bonus of year-round supply of small sized limes Limecocktail fruit are full of juice, pick as you need, grow in a wooden oak barrel / trough on the patio, or plant directly in fro .... Continue reading

$395.00

Citrus Limecocktail

Topiary Std

Grade: Stem height - 1.1m, head diameter-60cm
Container Size: 35lt pot

Plant Features: If you love limes - then you will love having one of these limecocktail citrus trees in your potager  garden/or on your patio in a pot They are a true lime - but bred to be small - so you have a lot more fruit on a plant!!  Provides a continuous supply of fruit for your gin and tonics, f .... Continue reading

$280.00

Corokia Bronze King

Topiary Two Balls on a central leader - Very limited numbers

Grade: 1.1m total height
Container Size: 30lt pot

Plant Features: A good option for pots/containers at the coast, or where wind/weather elements can be cruel from time to time, extremely drought tolerant 

$650.00

Cussonia Paniculata Glauca

South African cabbage tree

Grade: height 2.0m - character main trunk with its bends and twists
Container Size: 80lt pot

Plant Features: Eye-catching  blue/ green foliage, and attractive rough cork like bark, great feature specimen for a tropical looking garden setting, and you can underplant it with bromeleids, to complete the picture !! I have planted up such a specimen into a very large stoneware pot and have underplanted ou .... Continue reading

$1,450.00

Fagus Sylvatica Purpurea

Also known as a copper beech - 1 x only available

Grade: 1.1m wide grey bowl , height -1.40m high
Container Size: 1.10m wide grey bowl

Plant Features: As a large feature patio specimen on a large deck, or even place the specimen in a garden and leave it actually in the bowl, to add extra character !! I often put extra holes in the bottom of  the pot / bowl, so that our feature specimen will eventually root through into the surrounding ground, so .... Continue reading

$1,450.00

Hymenosporum Gold Nugget

Topiary std - only 1 x available

Grade: Stem height- 1.1m , head diameter- 1.0m wide
Container Size: 60lt pot

Plant Features: This specimen type is extremely rare, and oh what a beauty !! its gold nugget(compact variety )  grafted onto the taller growing species-so hence its now on a stem. The most adorable tropical fragrance comes from the yellow flowers in early summer. If you love the tropical garden look and want .... Continue reading

$350.00

Ilex Black Shadow

Topiary abstract clouds/character standards

Grade: varying height- 1.2-2.2m
Container Size: 60lt

Plant Features: Price: $350 - $450 each.This member of the holly family is so attractive with its darkest green/black foliage, and has very attractive  red berries over the winter months which stand out beautifully against the dark foliage, this particular  member of the holly family doesnt have super sharp p .... Continue reading

$250.00

Ilex Lago

Topiary Globe

Grade: Diameter 50cm
Container Size: 35lt

Plant Features: It’s a variety of ornamental holly and the leaves have no prickles, emerald green foliage,  A great option for very exposed sights, suits a Mediterranean and coastal style gardens, certainly a great low maintenance topiary

$350.00

Ilex Litle Caesar

Topiary- 3 x Stemmed Balls

Grade: Height- 1.4m
Container Size: 30lt pot

Plant Features: A member of the holly family with very tiny leaves (and definitely no prickles ), compact growth habit, good option for in pots on either side of an entranceway, or as a feature specimen to add interest to a perennial flower garden, extremely hardy and low maintenance

$680.00

Juniperus Kaizuka Glauca

Topiary column

Grade: height 2.4m
Container Size: 45lt pot

Plant Features: This conifer has real interesting character with its semi spiralling upright growth habit, looks fantastic lining a driveway where you want something resembling the upright conifers of the Mediterranean region. Great performer in exposed/coastal conditions, or as a feature in large pots in front .... Continue reading

$300.00

Lauris Noblis

Topiary Column

Grade: Height -1.80m
Container Size: 45lt

Plant Features: Commonly called the bay tree -   this is a selection of bay tree called Verdii - makes a great columnar topiary - perfect for using in the potager/vege garden area - whether as a potted specimen or in the ground,  responds well to trimming, and the off cuts you can use in your cooking  

$450.00

Lauris Noblis

Topiary Three Stemmed Std

Grade: Stem height-1.30m, head diameter-50cm
Container Size: 35lt pot

Plant Features: Bay tree grown into awesome feature topiary stds - each specimen has been created with three stems finishing into one rounded head, very very cool as a potted specimen for the vege garden area, plant in a terracotta pot, and underplant with groundcover thyme or red geraniums - this combination .... Continue reading

$250.00

Lauris Noblis (Bay tree)

Grade: Diameter -55cm
Container Size: 35lt pot

Plant Features: The bay tree topiary is a good option for adding some class to your potager/vege area, plant in pots on either side of the entrance way to your fruiting area, and then clip the culinary leaves for your cooking whenever needed. Being Mediterranean origin, they are easily able to handle the dry m .... Continue reading

$450.00

Loropetalum Burgandy

Topiary std- (semi weeping)

Grade: Height of the stem- 1.4m, head diameter- 1.0m wide
Container Size: 45lt

Plant Features: Super attractive burgundy foliage all year round, these mature specimens are something special with their character aged trunks/main stem and the lovely weeping heads Grow in a large pot on the patio or as a feature specimen in the garden, even a grouping with the plants at various height stems- .... Continue reading

$168.00

Michelia Fairy Blush

Topiary Espaliered

Grade: Height -grown/trained onto a 1.0m black steel trellis
Container Size: 30 lt pot

Plant Features: A great flowering topiary, blush coloured blooms that give off the most delightful sweet fragrance, an outstanding performer.

$450.00

Michelia Fairy Blush

Topiary std

Grade: Stem height-1.2m, head diameter-80cm
Container Size: 35lt pot

Plant Features: A great flowering topiary, blush coloured blooms that give off the most delightful sweet fragrance, an outstanding performer

$250.00

Michelia Figo

Grade: Diameter -60cm
Container Size: 35lt

Plant Features: Commonly called Port Wine Magnolia- is well known for the delightful fragrance given from its small cream/maroon edged flowers, great in full sun or partial shade  Looks the part in a formal garden setting whether it’s a super modern or a classical homestead, lush green foliage when kept fed .... Continue reading

$350.00

Podocarpus Gracilior

Topiary Bonsai std

Grade: Stem height- 1.1m ,head diameter- 80cm
Container Size: 35lt pot

Plant Features: An attractive variety of south African totara, with fine green foliage, makes an awesome topiary specimen, responds well to trimming,  These particular bonsai stds will definitely suit an Asian style garden, where simplicity a style prevails, great option for a low/wide bonsai style bowl, Or .... Continue reading

$680.00

Podocarpus Gracilior

Topiary Cloud

Grade: Height 1.4m to 2.4m
Container Size: 45lt to 60lt pot

Plant Features: A variety of totara native to south Africa, and makes a truly awesome cloud specimen in the garden or in a large pot on the patio. I have created each cloud specimen to be uniquely different, and they will get more impressive as they grow and mature !! very drought and wind tolerant, highly recomme .... Continue reading

$250.00

Podocarpus Gracilior

Topiary Ball/Globe

Grade: Diameter - 60cm
Container Size: 35lt

Plant Features: A variety of south African totara, that makes a true 10/10 topiary, its  fine green foliage is very attractive  and if left slightly untrimmed looks like a shaggy dog, it makes a great container specimen, or as a grouping of balls in a garden setting is also very cool, very drought tolerant, gre .... Continue reading

$450.00

Podocarpus Gracilior

Topiary stds - Very limited numbers

Grade: Stem height 1.1m stem, head diameter - 80cm
Container Size: 45lt pot

Plant Features: When you need instant impact, this large specimen grade will give you just that, beautifully crafted specimens  Great for large pots, or in the garden as a mixed height grouping is very effective   

$450.00

Podocarpus Henkleii

Topiary columns

Grade: 1.9m tall
Container Size: 40lt pot

Plant Features: A variety of totara native to South Africa, extremely attractive semi drooping foliage, makes outstanding topiary specimen. This columnar specimen with its lush green foliage looks great in front of a stone wall, or cedar cladding of a modern house responds well to trimming 

$450.00

Podocarpus Henkleii

Topiary std

Grade: Stem height 1.10m , head diameter-60cm
Container Size: 35lt

Plant Features: A variety of topiary native to South Africa - makes a great topiary that I think is very cool with its semi weeping foliage, suits a modern style garden and looks fantastic - In front of a cedar wall, or a white house, handles wind and hot summer temperatures, great in large pots or in the groun .... Continue reading

$395.00

Podocarpus Macrophylla

Topiary column

Grade: 1.4m
Container Size: 35lt

Plant Features: A native totara from  japan/china region, it makes an awesome topiary column, quite slow growing, so little maintenance, naturally keeps its shape  very well, and tough to the weather elements, in spring the new foliage is a super lush  green, great as a pot specimen or in the garden lining a pat .... Continue reading

$680.00

Podocarpus Macrophylla

Topiary Cloud

Grade: Height-2.20m
Container Size: 60 lt pot

Plant Features: As a feature cloud specimen this variety ticks all the boxes !! low maintenance, hardy, attractive dark green foliage, and it will certainly get more impressive as it grows and matures  Perfect in a large pot, or as a feature specimen in the garden, can easily handle an exposed site

$680.00

Podocarpus Matapouri Blue

Topiary clouds

Grade: Height- 1.8m -2.4m - excellent selection available
Container Size: 60lt pot

Plant Features: This is a selection of our own N.Z. native totara - with very attractive blue/grey/green foliage, if you want a topiary that will bring the X FACTOR to your garden as a special piece  of “living sculpture “then this is the one for you !! whether in a large feature pot on the patio or planted .... Continue reading

$395.00

Podocarpus Matapouri Blue

Topiary std

Grade: 35lt pot, stem height -1.0m stem, head diameter - 40cm / 45lt pot, stem height -1.3m stem, head diameter-50cm
Container Size: 35lt pot / 45lt pot

Plant Features: A selection of our own N.Z. native totara with blue/grey/green foliage - an outstanding topiary option where the weather elements can be challenging,  I happily use it in coastal gardens with salt laden winds, the foliage colour really suits a modern style home, a very reliable option, that hold .... Continue reading

$450.00

Podocarpus Matapouri Blue

Topiary column on a stem

Grade: stem height- 50cm, head- tapered head- 1.2m , total height- 1.7m -a few other grades are also available
Container Size: 40lt pot

Plant Features: The attractive blue/grey/green foliage really suits a modern looking home, this columnar shape is a good option say in matching black pots on either side of the front door, or evenly spaced  along a narrow garden to bring some class or X factor. Responds well to trimming, and very happy being ke .... Continue reading

$850.00

Podocarpus Matapouri Blue

Topiary std - Xtra large

Grade: 1.30m stem, diameter head- 80cm
Container Size: 60lt pot

Plant Features: These extra-large specimens really suit where size counts - like in front of a large feature wall or large garden where a small grade will look insignificant  and look like a pimple - it’s very important to always make sure your topiary is in scale to its surroundings -this way it will provide .... Continue reading

$450.00

Podocarpus Matapouri Blue

Topiary Bonsai Std

Grade: Stem height -1.3m , head diameter- 1.0m wide
Container Size: 60 lt pot

Plant Features: Great for use as a feature specimen in an oriental style garden, with its natural umbrella like shape it would also look fantastic in a large stoneware shaped bowl, underplanted with moss and a few pebbles  

$450.00

Podocarpus Matapouri Blue

Topiary clouds - small patio grade

Grade: Height -1.0m to 1.30m
Container Size: 35lt

Plant Features: Great option for something special in a pot on your patio/deck, each specimen has been uniquely created to show off some character, this selection of NZ totara makes a very good topiary, responds well to clipping, and very low maintenance

$450.00

Podocarpus Parlotorei

Topiary Std

Grade: Stem height - 1.3m, head diameter-60cm, total height - 1.90m
Container Size: 45lt pot

Plant Features: A variety of totara - native of South America - very fine shiny green foliage - Responds very well to trimming, and is a good low maintenance topiary option - impressive large grade !!

$395.00

Podocarpus Parlotorei

Topiary column on a stem

Grade: Stem height-50cm, tapered head-1.0m, total height-1.5m
Container Size: 35lt pot

Plant Features: Great option for where you want a narrow topiary - perfectly stylish in matching pots on either side of your front door, or along a narrow garden next to the drive or pathway A variety of totara from South America - responds well to trimming, small shiny green foliage  

$850.00

Queensland Bottle Tree

Brachychiton Rupestis - Topiary Bonsai

Grade: Main stem height - 90cm , head diameter - 1.0m , other grades available
Container Size: 80lt pot

Plant Features: Real character exudes from these specimens, super enlarged main trunk with a topiary bonsai shaped head,  Being naturally from the Queensland desert, this  specimen plant can handle extreme drought,  Will look amazing in a large stoneware bowl, situated on the patio - cover the top o .... Continue reading

$450.00

Sequioa Korbel

Topiary column - in the USA its commonly called the California Xmas Tree

Grade: height 2.4-2.8m tall
Container Size: 45lt

Plant Features: A compact selection of the Californian Redwood, with very natural cedar looking foliage, would make stunning columnar specimens lining a large meandering  driveway leading up to a lovely homestead  in a lifestyle block or farm, where you can appreciate its grandeur 

$250.00

Taxus Baccata (Irish Yew )

Topiary column

Grade: Height 1.10m
Container Size: 30lt pot

Plant Features: Very slow growing conifer, great where you don’t want size- looks amazing  in a white  concrete urn on either side of the front door entranceway. Very forgiving to the weather elements, slow growing, no maintenance needed on this columnar  specimen 

We will be regularly adding new additions to our Topiary Different ™ Plant range,so keep an eye out for these.

Graeme Burton - Landscaper - Rukuhia Homestead, RD2, Ohaupo 3882
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