O₂Tree’s topiary standards and half-standards are available in various shapes and sizes, from a beautiful red or green-leaved topiary standard maple to a graceful Viburnum Tinus with white flowers. The trees remain compact, and the trunk never grows higher than when the tree is bought. The trees grow from the graft, which is where the bare trunk ends and the canopy begins.
The trunks of topiary standards and half-standards are ‘fixed’, and the canopies grow slowly. The leaves facilitate evapotranspiration (link to Purification Capacity page), so these trees are perfect for smaller gardens. The trees are also wonderful features in larger gardens; imagine a row of beautiful catalpa topiary standards along the driveway, or stunning flowering Japanese ornamental cherries in the border.
Topiary standards and half-standards are easy to look after, as they’re relatively small trees which grow slowly. You can find information about pruning, fertilisation, etc. for each species on this website.