specimen plant

noun Horticulture.
a plant grown by itself for ornamental effect, rather than being massed with others in a bed or border.
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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.
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