Exedra Trellis product details
Structure R9-13 made of 0.59” (1.5 cm) steel tubing and steel bands. Hot-dip galvanized and powder coated black. Four spikes (for fixing into the ground) provided. Made in one single piece. Other colours on request. 10 years guarantee against rust.
A frame of flowers for vases and statues
The ‘Exedra’ Trellis is an unusual, half-round freestanding plant support. When covered with eye-catching climbing plants it becomes an attractive frame of flowers for vases or antique replicas. The term ‘exedra’ comes from classical architecture and refers to a niche in which statues or sculptures may stand. Further down the page, a French drawing of an imposing treillage portal features two typical exedra niches with vases. Dating from the second half of the 18th century, the drawing is part of the permanent collection at Benrath Palace, near Dusseldorf.
Rose, the Queen of Flowers
In contemporary garden design, the ‘Exedra’ trellis is often used to divide up outdoor space. And planted with roses for that purpose. Of course, compositions with roses are a challenge for every gardener. The queen of flowers is not indifferent to her surroundings. She exudes pure elegance, sensuality, romance and tangible luxury – provided that she is both carefully chosen and cleverly presented. The Exedra Trellis creates a perfect stage on which this garden diva will be able to shine.
Half-Round Plant Support with Clematis Blooms
Whereas the rose is a prima donna, clematis blooms are more timid and reticent and yet, like 19th century love letters, they speak of ardent, romantic passion. Slender and delicate, they punctuate the half-round niche-like trellis with their blooming clusters of violet blue or burgundy red. The steel-band diagonal latticework allows the clematis vines plenty of space to unfold their captivating colour. If you wish to be sure of long-lasting and profuse blooms, you will need to cut back large-flowered clematis viticella hybrids once a year – with our increasingly mild winters as early as November or December. With new growth coming earlier, pruning in late winter or early spring risks damaging fresh shoots. And should the winter be harder than usual, these impressive hybrids will also survive it without difficulty.
On the subject of winter: at this time of year the Exedra trellis becomes visible once again. Its black, diamond latticework stands out against the bare, white landscape. A statue or vase placed in front of the trellis is a joy to the eye.
Using the ‘Exedra’ as a Wall Trellis
It is also possible to put the ‘Exedra’ to somewhat different use. When attached to a wall with the curve facing outward, it can support a voluminous mass of roses. Vigorous climbers often take up too much ground space and are difficult to control if grown directly on house walls. The ‘Exedra’ not only restrains excessive growth but is also the most amazing eye-catcher – with dimension and depth a truly remarkable trellis.
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- 5'11'' / 180 cm
- 3'3'' / 100 cm
- 1'7'' / 50 cm
- 63 .lbs / 28 kg
- 690,00 £