Rosemary?

shear_stupidity(9B)January 29, 2013

Is this topiary made from Rosemary? If not, could I achieve this look using Rosemary?

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Don't believe it's Rosemary(note the graft).
Perhaps a Westringia?

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 10:46AM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

That's funny. I never noticed the graft before. I was too busy squinting at the leaves.
Can I get Rosemary to do this?

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 10:50AM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

It should work, I see them for sale in garden centers from time to time.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 11:12AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Rosemary topiaries are very common.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 4:15PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Definitely not rosemary but I have seen rosemary in similar shapes. If you google "topiary" or "make topiary" you'll get more info on the how-to's of it. You could also try "herbal topiary" if you want to do it with herbs like rosemary.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:09AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

For topiary, make sure you get an upright variety of rosemary, as opposed to prostrate.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 1:38PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

I'm not sure I've ever seen an upright one. I had one that sprawled on the ground almost like a groundcover, then another that's upright but more like a bush. I'll have to "look under their skirts" before buying I guess?

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:45PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Tuscan for example

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 3:16PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

That looks like what I have! If I start cuttings, will they be the same?

As a side-note, I can't hardly make a poultry dish without Rosemary unless it's mexican food. I should probably take cuttings and grow more Rosemary regardless, since I keep picking my plants almost clean!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 3:20PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Yes, all clones (cuttings) should be identical to the parent plant.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 3:38PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

It is Dwarf Myrtle, smells great like Rosemary does.

Myrtus communis 'compacta'

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 5:34PM
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eahamel(9a)

You can't get rosemary to grow like that because it needs a strong, woody trunk to hold up the top growth, and rosemary isn't like that.

But rosemary is very easy to grow from cuttings. Just take cuttings and put them in a pot and water them and they'll root.

About the Tuscan blue - thanks for posting the pic, I have a couple of small ones. I like this one because it has bright blue flowers that are a lot larger than other rosemaries.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 9:06PM
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subtropix

Yes, you can either purchase or develop rosemary as a standard, but I think what you have in the picture is common myrtle.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 7:41AM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

I'll try it with both! I already have some Rosemary, but I'll have to try to find Myrtle. I'm not sure I've ever seen it for sale before?

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 7:58AM
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