The Cipriani Artificial Cypress Tree Topiary

The Cipriani among other topiaries

The Cipriani among other topiaries

The “Cipriani,” is the artificial cypress tree topiary created by artist Bo Cameron as part of the Madera Collection from Geranium Street Floral. The Madera Collection is a collection of decorative pieces that combine artificial foliage with natural elements and weathered steel of repurposed wood. The Cipriani is a rustic, yet classic piece and is suitable for outdoor or indoor use.

The Cipriani has three 5’ artificial cypress trees , a repurposed wood base, an elk antler structure, and also features drift wood taken from the beaches of Mexico.  This is the largest decorative piece in the Madera Collection and will look good in somebody’s front yard, on a commercial property, or even on a rooftop balcony. The Cipriani is another example of the genius of San Diego artist, Bo Cameron.  The artificial cypress tree that is used in the piece looks and feels incredibly real.

Elk antlers and Mexican drift wood

Elk antlers and Mexican drift wood

“I wanted to create something that had a Mediterranean flair to it, yet uniquely American,” said Bo Cameron of the Cipriani. Cypress trees bring to mind the arid hillsides of Spain, or Italy, and even the even the California Coast, which replicates the Mediterranean coastline in many ways. The elk antlers, harvested from the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming lend a western flair to the piece.

“We get the elk antlers from a contact I have in my home state of Wyoming,” said Geranium Street president, Bob Smith. “I want to stress that no animals are harmed harvesting these antlers. Elk drop their antlers annually and they are laying all over the mountains up there,”  Smith added. Elk antlers are extremely durable and will last for decades.  Mexican driftwood adds to the piece and blends well with the elk antlers.

Repurposed wood base

Repurposed wood base

The Cipriani Topiary

  • Three 5’ artificial cypress tree topiaries
  • Wyoming elk antlers
  • Mexican drift wood
  • Repurposed wood base

Geranium Street Floral commissioned artist Bo Cameron to create the Cipriani and several other decorative topiaries for the Madera Collection in time for the 2015 fall season. Geranium Street Floral is a company that sells volumes of artificial boxwood hedges, artificial boxwood topiary balls, artificial trees and many other faux foliage items. They have recently been creating custom faux topiaries for the décor market. You can see many of their items at their online store.