PLANTS FOR SHAPE

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BUXUS

Slow-grow­ing shrub with lus­trous small leaves that are per­fect for clip­ping into strong win­ter shapes. H and S5m (16ft) if un­clipped

TAXUS BACCATA

Ideal for hedges and top­i­ary, yew’s dark slen­der leaves take on a monochrome qual­ity in win­ter sun. H20m (66ft) S10m (33ft) if un­clipped

CO­RY­LUS AVEL­LANA ‘CON­TORTA’

The in­tri­cate net­work of corkscrew hazel’s twisted stems cre­ate one of the best win­ter sil­hou­ettes. H and S5m (16ft)

FAGUS SYLVATICA

Grow as a hedge and keep clipped to re­tain brown leaves all win­ter long. H12m+ (39ft) S8m+ (26ft) if un­clipped

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