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.