Formal garden Planting Guide & Tips

Garden Type

Looking for the perfect plants for your formal garden? Symmetrical plantings and stylized plant forms, like hedges and topiary, help to define and link elements within any formal garden.
Take a look at our selection of formal garden plants like the white cypress pine, perfect as a formal screen, shade tree or windbreak; rosemary for the ideal formal hedge or border; and English Box for topiary. Don’t forget to check out our information on annuals and perennials in our herbaceous plants collection, to find the perfect seasonal companions for your formal garnden.

    Formal garden

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    Lonicera nitida 'Lemon Beauty'

    Box Leaf Honeysuckle

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    Araucaria bidwillii

    Bunya Bunya

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    Pyrus calleryana & cvs

    Callery Pear

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    Cordyline 'Electric Pink'

    Electric Pink Cordyline

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    Citrus reticulata 'Emperor'

    Emperor Mandarin

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    Buxus sempervirens

    English Box

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    Citrus limon 'Eureka'

    Eureka Lemon

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    Prunus persica 'Versicolor'

    Flowering Peach

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    Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'

    Golf Ball Pittosporum

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    Camellia sasanqua 'Hiryu'

    Hiryu Camellia

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    Rosa 'Hybrid Tea'

    Hybrid Tea Rose

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    Alcantarea imperialis

    Imperial Bromeliad

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    Malus x floribunda

    Japanese Flowering Crabapple

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    Cycas revoluta

    Japanese Sago Palm