The specific difference between shape trees and topiary trees is that the former relates to the natural shape of the tree, while topiary trees are shaped by pruning.
Standard trees and half-stem trees
Shape Tree Guide
In the Shape Tree Guide, you can read all about trees that obtain and retain their shape without intensive human intervention.
Geometric shapes: beehive, globe, block, cylinder, egg-shaped, bowl, trapezium, column
Multi-stem umbrella and roof-form
Hedges and hedge elements
Sculptures of nature
The Topiary Tree Guide will tell you all about trees that obtain and retain their form through pruning.Download the Topiary Tree Guide
Alongside the regular shapes, Ebben Nursery also has exclusive shape trees, the 'sculptures of nature'. These are unique forms, only a couple of specimens of which are available. If you would like to find out more about these trees, please contact us.