1/2 Standards

Half standards are cultivated plants shaped into a form with a clear stem about 1 to 1.5 metres high, topped by a rounded crown of foliage and flowers, often seen in roses and some shrubs. This elegant shape adds structure and a formal touch to gardens, making the plant a focal point in borders or as an entrance feature.

Achieving this distinctive form requires years of careful pruning and training. Half standards not only elevate the plant’s beauty, making flowers more visible but also allow for underplanting, efficiently using space.

Ideal for adding sophistication, whether standing alone or in pairs, half standards enhance outdoor spaces with their formal beauty and showcase horticultural artistry.