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Green Walls: Tiles Screens & Hedges

Architects and designers are exploring the application and versatility of artificial mats to create memorable environments through the use of topiaries, hedges, privacy screens and stylish green walls. Our artificial mat products are available in a variety of textures and colors ranging from Boxwood, Azalea, Ivy, Juniper to Grass, and are designed for flat or contoured ceilings and walls, for both interior or exterior applications.

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Packaged as a modular 12” x 12” tiles, our artificial mats are innovative products when considering that, for all intents and purposes, it is “plant wallpaper.” It is flexible enough for curved surfaces and can be cut to fit almost any space. To date it has been used on walls and ceilings and facades of many bars and restaurants. It has been tiled to serve as privacy hedges, has been shaped into hotel pool cabanas, has dressed up large commercial heating and air conditioner units, and more.

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Our outdoor artificial mats come standard with UV resistance tested to have no color loss equivalent to a year’s worth of sun exposure, and is optionally manufactured with Commercial Silk Int’l signature Inherently Fire Retardant (IFR) foliage to pass muster with national and international fire codes. Our artificial mat products require no pruning, watering, fertilization or pest-control, so whether the application is for interior or exterior purposes, our artificial mat products are a versatile option for architects and designers alike.

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Decorative Boxwood Provides Glitzy Backdrop for a Paris Hilton Premier

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You know you work for an decorative boxwood producer when you notice the background of a premiere party photo shoot before the, shall we say, somewhat hard to ignore figure standing in front of it.

That’s right, the backdrop material behind Paris Hilton for the premier party of “The World According to Paris” is none other than (drum role please): artificial boxwood! [more]

Clearly, a star is born. artificial hedges

All glitz and glamour aside, decorative artificial boxwood has been toiling on the interior and exterior landscaping scenes for a while now, waiting for a big break. It is often used unceremoniously as artificial boxwood mats, or tiled sections that can be easily assembled for almost any occasion. It has been made into durable boxwood topiary plants and trees, as fake hedges, and for sprucing up conference event bars.

Lately, decorative boxwood seems to have found its stride, taking small jobs and parlaying them into bigger, more dramatic roles: lifelike boxwood animals, trendy restaurant walls, large scale casinos, and now the red carpet.

decorative boxwood privacy screen The unenlightened may say that Paris Hilton is responsible for all the attention being heaped on decorative boxwood, but those in the silk plant and tree industry know different. With its U/V protected, fire retardant, and luminous green foliage, boxwood will prove to be a survivor, gracing the biggest stages in a long and successful career.

Innovative Silk Boxwood Mats Allow Design Imagination to Flourish


Leading designers and architects are using boxwood for silk topiaries, privacy screens, and even animals to create memorable environments and solve design challenges. Silk Boxwood works well both indoors and outdoors and is available with fire retardant or UV resistant foliage.

[more]An innovative product, silk boxwood is packaged as a modular 12" x 12" tile, Boxwood mat tiles are flexible enough for curved surfaces and can be cut to fit custom shapes and can be stylized into traditional and unique topiary shapes.

By tiling Boxwood mats together, designers can create intimate lounge areas for sophisticated clientele, as shown with these poolside boxwood cabanas at the distinguished Prime Hotel in South Beach. Boxwood animals and props have proven to be more imaginative uses for silk Boxwood, such as with our unique Boxwood Elephant Topiary.

Silk Boxwood is also excellent for creating hedging along walls and fences, to hide unsightly building features such as HVAC units, plumbing or electrical units. It can be attached to any surface both indoors or outdoor and easily assembled into seamless panels to be tiled together on site upon delivery.

Artificial Boxwood Topiary for Artificial Landscapes

Why Is Artificial Boxwood So Popular?
plastic boxwood mat Boxwood foliage is horticulturally popular with many gardeners, landscapers and homeowners. Artificial Boxwood is ideal for interior landscapes, because of its minimal maintenance - artificial plants only need a yearly dusting, but do not require watering or trimming. Boxwood shrubs and bushes are popular because of their shaping, cutting and pruning abilities. Our artificial Boxwood topiaries can be shaped to any form. For example, we manufacture artificial Boxwood topiary animals, unique for each client; our spiral Boxwood topiary and Boxwood topiary balls are popular in formal decor, and our Boxwood privacy screens are a great visual screen to hide unsightly views. Boxwood topiaries and Boxwood hedges can theme landscapes, and our topiary forms include all sizes of Boxwood spirals, Boxwood shrubs, Boxwood balls, and Boxwood bushes. topiary

The Boxwood leaf tapers from a round base: the very small and shiny leaves are leathery to the touch. Boxwood bushes and Boxwood hedges act as a privacy screen as our foliage is thick on every branch.

outdoor boxwood topiaries Boxwood is recognized under several names including box bush, English shrub, European Boxwood, common Boxwood and pale Boxwood. This slow growing evergreen was introduced to North America in the mid-1600s, and is native to Europe, Asia, Africa, Madagascar, and South and Central America with the majority of Boxwood species tropical or subtropical.

[more] modern boxwood topiary Indoor artificial Boxwood by Commercial Silk International can be impregnated with our inherently fire retardant chemical during manufacturing, offering consistent fire protection. Our Boxwood foliage can also be used in exterior applications with our UV inhibitor. These chemicals are blended with the fabric as well as the plastic or PVC parts so you wont see or feel a tacky surface film. Our outdoor foliages have been tested for colorfastness according to ASTM G 155-05, and after one year of UV exposure equivalent to Miami, Florida, our product had NO COLOR LOSS visible by sight.

The Elephant in the Room is Silk Topiary
Boxwoood Topiary Animal

As we grow older many things change, but our childhood fascination with animals often follows us into adulthood. The same giraffes, rhinos and other creatures that filled our coloring books and bedtime stories we now admire on Animal Planet and movies like March of the Penguins. As anyone with a pet knows, few things are more gratifying than having affection for an animal and getting it back in return, whether young or old.

boxwood topiary cypress Our fascination with animals is deeply ingrained in cultures worldwide, often reflected in works of art and architecture. Following this cue, plantscapers and commercial designers are wise to incorporate animal based themes and silk topiary animals into commercial spaces. Doing so can tug at heartstrings and provide memorable experiences.

When deciding whether to include an artificial animal in your commercial project, first make sure it fits your design objectives. For a full-fledged rainforest or jungle theme, silk topiary animals can bring a setting to life. Silk animals can also add an intriguing touch where least expected, such as a church or park.

outdoor boxwood topiariesNext, pick the right silk. Boxwood topiary is a highly flexible material made to be bent, curved, and twisted, allowing for the precise molding of shapes and lines required to create an authentic looking animal. Boxwood can also be constructed into silk balls, silk obelisks, and other interesting shapes.

pvc modern topiaryTo make your topiary animal even more interactive, allow it to be strong and durable enough to bear weight. When seeing a Boxwood elephant topiary, for example, curious minds will congregate. They will want to touch it to get a sense of how it was made. Kids will want to climb on it, and parents will want to take their picture. In these cases, make sure to provide an easy method for climbing the animal, preferably with a built-in ladder or a step structure subtly constructed into the animal itself.

Boxwoood Topiary Animal In the end, a well-conceived project integrated with silk topiary animals can make for good childhood memories while reminding parents of theirs.

Artificial Boxwood Featured in Hospitality Design Magazine

Artificial Boxwood Featured in

Recently featured in Hospitality Design Magazine is San Diego's wine parlor, Vine De Syrah. The magazine's article, Fantastic Voyage, illustrates how our artificial Boxwood mat became empirical to the design of the secret underground lounge, a design that Michael Soriano delightfully created with complete freedom.

The street level entrance adroit with graffiti demands an instant reaction, and the downward staircase leads patrons past a heat blasting condenser to the underground entrance, disguised with artificial Boxwood panels cladding the door. Soriano wanted to " into the whole psychological sense of going into a subterranean environment", and in fact he does while delighting and intensifying all senses. Once patrons figure out how to enter the wine lounge, they can step inside to this welcoming and comfortable childlike mirage, where more Boxwood panels suit up the walls and oversized decor furnishes the semi private lounges. An opulence of mirrors both overhead and on the walls create an illusiveness to the lounge, while feeling comfortably connected inside.


Artificial Boxwood by Commercial Silk has been used in commercial projects around the globe as bushes and to shape topiary plants; it has been formed into fakes hedges and ceiling screens, both indoors and out. Boxwood is a very popular silk plant for many applications and topiary forms in artificial landscapes both indoors and out. Now our Boxwood mat covers underground walls. The creativity behind the minds of this design, is the best performance of our Boxwood screen we have seen yet!

Boxwood Panels Cover Underground Walls

Artificial Boxwood Creates Faux Hedge in Domino Magazine

Faux Boxwood Hedge

Domino Magazine recently featured a homeowner who used artificial Boxwood to create a hedge and provide a visual screen from an unsightly chain-link fence. The plastic Boxwood hedges were installed in decorative planter boxes that were staged alongside the fence. In addition to using fake Boxwood, the homeowner used live plants in the display in order to create the illusion that the hedge was real. The use of artificial Boxwood was a creative and affordable solution that created an intimate outdoor entertaining space for the homeowner and guests.


Visit our products page to learn more about our outdoor artificial Boxwood hedge and other outdoor artificial plants.

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