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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.

Artificial Green Roof

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.

Faux Boxwood – Plastic Topiary Balls, Hedges, Spirals & Mats

Fake Boxwood Hedge made with Plastic Boxwood Mat for outdoor & indoor decorative use
Faux Boxwood is one of the most popular varieties used for building topiary balls, hedges, spirals and cones. The popularity of faux Boxwood has a lot do to with the popularity of Boxwood being used as a landscaping shrub in both commercial and residential landscape designs. The following article explores the Boxwood history, geography, uses and types of faux Boxwood.

Common Name: Boxwood, Buxus

Additional Boxwood Names: English, American, Korean, Japanese, Curly Locks, Green Beauty, Green Pillow, Littleleaf, Morris Midget, Vardar Valley, Dwarf, Graham Blandy, Pendula, Kingsville Dwarf, etc.....

Boxwood Description: The genus Boxwood belongs to the Buxaceae family. There are approximately 70 species. The name Boxwood originates from the plant's easy to maintain, box-like appearance. These flowering shrubs are grown as small, compact bushes. Most varieties have unattractive flowers and are used as privacy hedges or borders. It has been shown though, that the Boxwood plant, grown in the wild, exhibits a sprawling behavior. Boxwoods are most commonly grown as hedges and for topiaries.

[more] faux boxwood topiary Boxwoods are slow growing, evergreen shrubs and small trees. Their leaves are waxy, rounded, and leathery. The leaves are small in most species, typically 1.5 cm long. The flowers are small and yellow/green color, with both sexes present on a plant. The fruit is a small bud, containing several small seeds.

The Boxwood shrubs are very elegant shrubs that keep the landscaping looking crisp and sharp. They are known for their very dense leaves, and the way that they grow, remaining so compact. The Boxwood shrub reaches about 3' tall when mature. The fact that it grows so slow is helpful to landscapers, wanting to shape them into a precise pattern. Mulching Boxwood shrubs is essential to their growth. Their roots grow very shallow, so they require protection from the heat.

Boxwood trees are considered mature at 4' tall, but can grow up to 10'. The Boxwood tree has beautiful dark green leaves. The plants are very full and plush. Boxwood trees maintain their color throughout winter, and in the spring they produce flowers. These blooms have no petals, but can still put out an appealing aroma.

faux boxwood balls Boxwood Geography: Boxwood are native to western and southern Europe, southwest, southern, and eastern Asia, Africa, and Madagascar, South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The majority of the species are tropical or sub-tropical. Only the European and Asian species are frost-tolerant. Boxwoods need a well drained soil or their roots will rot. They can be planted in full sun, but thrive in a partially shaded area. Hot direct sunlight has been known to scorch the leaves and the blooms. Morning sun – afternoon shade is the best.

Boxwood Uses: Boxwood is often used to make chess pieces. Wooden chess sets almost always use Boxwood for the white pieces. Boxwood is also used for high quality violin and viola fittings, and for wooden combs. Boxwood material was also known to manufacture recorders. The extremely fine, wood grain of Boxwood makes is suitable for woodblock printing. Shrubs are often used in wreaths, garlands, and other Christmas decorations.

plastic boxwood mat Types of Artificial Boxwood: The most common use for faux Boxwood is creating topiaries including Boxwood hedges manufactured from 12” x 12” square Boxwood mat tiles. In addition, Boxwood garlands and bushes are used to manufacture topiary ball, spiral, cone, obelisk, cube, and cypress shaped Boxwood plants. Faux Boxwood topiary trees & plants are offered in a variety of sizes including 4’, 5’, 6’, 7’ & 8’ (foot).

Manufactured from fine plastic, the Boxwood leaves can be manufactured for indoor and outdoor use. Unlike silk Boxwood, manufactured from fabric, the plastic Boxwood is suitable for outdoors and can withstand exterior weather conditions including sun, rain and wind. Outdoor faux Boxwood matting is being used by some of the finest hotels, resorts, restaurants & casinos to create artificial green walls and privacy hedges.
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