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specimen plant

noun, Horticulture
a plant grown by itself for ornamental effect, rather than being massed with others in a bed or border. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • specimen plant, shrub border, good plant for the urban landscape.
  • The new shrub thrives under full sun and can be used as a background planting in a shrub border or as a specimen plant or hedge.
  • It also combines well with deciduous shrubs or can be grown as a specimen plant.
  • It can be used for hedges but can also become a specimen plant in your landscape.
  • Set them on a timer for that special specimen plant and put the light away when company arrives.

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