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Laubwerk Plants Kit 16 – Temperate Topiary Trees


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Laubwerk Plants Kit 16 – Temperate Topiary Trees

Temperate Topiary Trees

Plants Kit 16 is a spectacular collection of ten outstanding topiary trees. This Kit includes a wide range of beautiful plants which are popular for their specific, nearly architectural shape. For example the wonderful darf southern catalpa ‘Nana’ with its almost perfectly globular crown as well as the hornbeam with its wide range of different geometric shapes.

Temperate Topiary Trees includes 10 broadleaf tree species of Laubwerk Plants in 3 variants, 3 ages and 4 seasons each, for architects and CG artists working in 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, and SketchUp.

3D Plants for CG Artists

Laubwerk offers easy-to-use software extensions for architects and CG artists looking for authentic 3D plants, and plant scattering tools.

With drag-and-drop simplicity, and easy-to-use tools that modify the shape, age, season and level of detail for each of Laubwerk’s stunning 3D plants, users can seamlessly add 3D trees to any CG project. For Autodesk 3ds Max & Maya, MAXON Cinema 4D, Trimble SketchUp, and Python.

Laubwerk Plants Kit 16 – Temperate Topiary Trees Includes 360 Models

All Laubwerk Plants in this Kit come in 36 variations per species, i.e. 3 variants, 3 ages and 4 seasons. Here are a few examples of the variety:plants kit 16 spring

Spring: 10 out of 360 temperate deciduous tree models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 16


Summer: 10 out of 360 temperate deciduous tree models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 16


Fall: 10 out of 360 temperate deciduous tree models of Laubwerk Plants Kit 16

plants kit 16 sample

Elsrijk field maple (Acer campestre ‘Elsrijk’)

Includes Free Laubwerk Player

Acer negundo Max 2013 Nitrous ViewportThe Laubwerk Player is a plugin for Autodesk 3ds Max & Maya, MAXON Cinema 4D, or Trimble SketchUp that comes bundled with every Laubwerk Plants Kit. It loads the models and allows for easy selection and manipulation of the models, e.g. choose between variations, ages and seasons and allows fine grained control about Level of Detail.

Laubwerk Player Plugin

Inserting, controlling and rendering great-looking 3D tree models has never been easier with the Laubwerk Player plugin! The Laubwerk Player provides immediate visual access to your Laubwerk plant library. You get multiple drawing options in the viewport (like simple hull shape or skeleton) for quick feedback and low memory usage while editing your scene. And when you’re satisfied, watch the Laubwerk Player dynamically render fully-detailed plant models at amazing speeds, with automatic default materials and level of detail.

Plant Library Browser

The Plant Library Browser appears right in the 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, or SketchUp main menu and provides direct access to the Laubwerk Plants installed on your computer. Drag-and-drop your 3D tree species into your scene or replace existing trees. Loading the plants through the Plant Library Browser directly creates materials with basic shading and textures preassigned, saving you time and memory while you work.

Plant Object

The Plant Object represents a Laubwerk plant model in your scene by using low-memory hull or skeleton mode for easy placement. It dynamically loads the model’s age and shape that you chose, creating a simple viewport approximation that allows you to apply model alterations and adjust level of detail settings. Laubwerk Plant Objects are fully scriptable using MaxScript.

V-Ray Support

Dedicated support of V-Ray saves you time and memory. Instead of manually converting Laubwerk Plant Objects into V-Ray proxies, the Plant Object detects when V-Ray is used for rendering and dynamically creates the model’s geometry during rendering. This is the exact same process V-Ray uses for V-Ray proxies, just automatically applied without any manual setup.

Renderer Support

Materials and textures are created on the fly – for the built-in renderer or third-party renderers.

  • For 3ds Max, Maya, and Cinema 4D: mental ray, iray, Maxwell Render, Thea Render, Arnold, OctaneRender, Corona Renderer and Redshift.
  • For SketchUp: V-Ray for SketchUp and Thea Render for SketchUp.

Laubwerk Advantage

  • Plug and Play – One-click solution for architects and CG artists who need realistic 3D trees, immediately.
  • Fast and Fluent – Render-ready 3D trees minimize the need for finetuning that can otherwise interrupt your workflow.
  • Easy and Integrated – Drag-and-drop plants inside 3ds Max & Maya, and MAXON Cinema 4D,  or Trimble SketchUp.
  • Intuitive – Simple settings are a mouse click away.
  • Smart Content – Go beyond static models! Choose the shape, age, season and detail of each tree.
  • High Tech – Laubwerk technology minimizes the usual compromise between high-quality graphics and efficient memory usage.

Realistic 3D Tree Models

Laubwerk uses a hybrid of procedural modeling and hand-detailing by botanist and 3D artists to make the most realistic CG trees.

  • Render-ready materials and textures are created on the fly – for the built-in renderer (3ds Max, Maya & Cinema 4D), or third-party renderers such as V-Ray, mental ray, iray, Maxwell Render, Thea Render, Arnold, OctaneRender, and Corona Renderer.
  • Leaves consist of more than just a single polygon, so they bend and catch highlights.
  • Textures are based on high quality photos from real trees.
  • Models maintain shape and density, regardless of detail level.


The following 10 tree species are included in the Plants Kit 16. Each species comes in 36 variations per species, i.e. 3 variants, 3 ages and 4 seasonal aspects, for a total of 360 models per Kit.

plants kit 16 mapleElsrijk field maple

Acer campestre ‘Elsrijk’

Small-sized deciduous tree, both as an espalier and as a high stemmed tree with spherical crown. Brown bark with vertical and horizontal cracks. Small, three- to five-lobed, richly green leaves with showy, bright yellow autumn colours. Small, yellow-green flower spikes in May. Characteristic light green, doubled wingnut. An American selection made from established city trees in Ohio in 1953. Introduced to the Netherlands in 1985, where it has become the most popular field maple cultivar. Is often used as a street tree, furthermore it is a beautiful ornamental solitary shrub for gardens. Compared to the original Acer campestre this species is free of mildew.


plants kit 16 hornbeamEuropean hornbeam

Carpinus betulus

Small-sized, deciduous tree, formed as beehive, trapezium and espalier. Silvery to dark gray bark and gray-black branches. Alternate, fresh green, ovate to elliptical leaves with yellow-brown colour in autumn. Yellowish inconspicuous catkins in May and inconspicuous fruits. Due to its great structure, excellent tolerance to cutting, and attractive growth hornbeam has long been used for pleaching and training. Pleaching refers to the horizontal training of the branches. This practice is an ancient tradition in European gardens, e.g. for creating avenues in grand gardens. Nowadays used as a neat and formal approach in urban gardens.


plants kit 16 catalpaDwarf southern catalpa

Catalpa bignonioides ‘Nana’

Grafted, high-stemmed, slow-growing, small deciduous tree with globular, dense crown. Thin trunk with grey, flat rilled bark. Large, fresh-green, heart-shaped leaves that lie one above the other, late in leafing out, spectacular yellow autumn color. Usually no flowering, therefore no fruits. The tree can be pruned vigorously every few years to encourage the crown. Widely applied in small gardens, containers, patio gardens, on squares, and round-abouts. Excellent tree for planting in a mixed border, where spring-flowering plants and bulbs will get plenty of sun before the leaves emerge, and then providing welcome shade in the summer months. The resistance to pollution lends to its use in street plantings.


plants kit 16 jolicoCornelian cherry ‘Jolico’

Cornus mas ‘Jolico’

Slow-growing, deciduous shrub or small tree, shaped both as a cylinder, as a multi-stemmed umbrella or as a globe shaped topiary. With a red-brown scale-shaped bark that partially peels off. Elliptic-pointed leaves in dark green, which turn reddish-yellow in autumn. Striking, beautiful yellow flower umbels in spring. Tasty, decorative, oval stone fruits in brownish-red. Fruits contain a high amount of vitamin C and are suitable for making jams, jellies and liqueurs.


plants kit 16 everesteCrab apple ‘Evereste’

Malus ‘Evereste’

Deciduous large shrub or small tree, formed both as roof-trained, as multi-stemmed roof-trained and as an espalier. Dark brown, bald bark on the trunk. Dark green, medium-sized, oval leaves, which turn yellow-orange in autumn and remain hanging for a long time. White, cup-shaped flower in early May to mid-June. Higly ornamentaly, small, spherical, bright fruits from orange-red to red. Beautiful ornamental topiary, which is perfect as a solitary tree for gardens and parks.


plants kit 16 bellaPersian ironwood ‘Bella’

Parrotia persica ‘Bella’

Slow-growing, deciduous shrub or small tree, formed both as a cylinder, as a multitrunk umbrella and as an espalier. Glabrous olive branches and purple to light gray bark on the trunk. Off-white, leathery, shiny, obovate leaves that become increasingly dark green and turn maroon in fall. Brown, small capsule fruit. ‘Bella’ is a selection from seedlings grown using seeds collected in the wild in the North Caucasus, selected for the good ascending stem and balanced crown structure. Used in (roof) gardens but also in streets, avenues, containers and on squares. Fantastic climate tree for urban conditions. Robust, hardy and very tolerant except for paving and soil compaction.


plants kit 16 planeMalburg plane

Platanus x hispanica ‘Malburg’

Fast-growing, deciduous large tree, formed both as a block, as a branched candlestick and as a roof-trained topiary. Showy peeling camouflage-like bark from gray-green to yellow-green. Large, medium-green, hand-shaped, serrated leaves. Yellow-green, inconspicuous, small flowers in May. Showy, spiny, medium-sized, spherical capsule fruit. Elegant Dutch cultivar raised from a selected avenue tree in Huissen in 1981. Significantly smaller than original species, much more compact, oval to broadly oval crown and therefore well suited for avenues and narrower gardens. Good on all soils, tolerant of pollution and hard surfaces.


plants kit 16 angustifoliaPortugal laurel ‘Angustifolia’

Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’

Evergreen shrub or small-sized tree, formed both as a beehive, as a beehive on stick and as a cone on stick. Smooth, black-brown bark and purple to purple-green branches. Dark green, slightly leathery, oblong egg-shaped pointed leaves with distinctly serrated leaf margin. Slightly fragrant, creamy white grape-like inflorescences. Small, dark red to black purple fruits. Has been widely used since Victorian times to create Italian style gardens. Exotic appearance. Frost hardy tree that does well in full sun but thrives almost anywhere.


plants kit 16 pearCallery pear ‘Chanticleer’

Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’

Small to medium-sized, deciduous tree, formed botah as a column with a short stem, as an espalier and as a roof-trained topiary. Thornless, bare, brownish bark on the trunk. Alternate, ovate to roundish, large, dark green leaves with beautiful autumn colours from yellow to orange and scarlet and purple. Numerous white umbels in spring. Fruits are small greenish-brownish pears. Important nutrient tree for birds and bees. Cultivar bred by Edward Scanlon in the 1950s with its parent plants brought from China in the early 20th century. Attractive, low maintenance tree with a tolerance of pollution making it a favorite with architects, landscapers, and gardeners. One of the first trees to come into leaf and of the lastto lose its leaves. Therefore, one of the best deciduous trees to be used for screening.


plants kit 16 limeSmall-leaved lime ‘Greenspire’

Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’

Fast-growing, deciduous, medium-sized tree, both as a block, as an espalier and as a roof-trained topiary. Ridged, dark brown bark and green branches, which will turn redbrown. Large, round, glossy, dark green leaves with heart-shaped leaf base. Fragrant yellow to cream-colored flower spikes. Yellowish round, bald fruits that are becoming increasingly fuzzy. Uniformly growing American selection that was bred in the USA in 1961. Valuable for insects. Tolerates paving, tree anchors into the ground less well than does the species.

Computer Hardware

A computer that is capable of running your version(s) of 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp.

Hard Disk Space

10MB of hard disk space and additional space for the Laubwerk Plants models.

Supported Hosts

  • Autodesk 3ds Max (2015-2023)

  • Autodesk Maya (2018-2023, Win & Mac, Linux on request)

  • MAXON Cinema 4D (R16-S26, 2023 Mac & Win)

  • SketchUp (2014-2022, Mac & Win)

    • with V-Ray for SketchUp

    • or Thea Render for SketchUp

  • Vectorworks 2023

  • Additionally, Python for customers to build their own importers into applications compatible with Python for Windows 2.7, 3.3- 3.4, MacOS X 3.5-3.8, Linux 3.4-3.8.

Installation Instructions

Our aim is to make the installation process as easy as possible for you. If you like to get more information, we have compiled these Laubwerk Plants Kits installation instructions, including advanced topics such as considerations when working in a network.

Update 1.0.44 (March 21, 2023)


  • Added support for SketchUp 2023
  • Added support for V-Ray for SketchUp 6.00.02
  • Added 2D Face-Me plant proxy shape option to SketchUp for all plants
  • Bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements

Cinema 4D

  • Updated Redshift material converter to use the new Standard Material
  • Bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements


  • Fixed a bug with V-Ray materials
  • Bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements


  • Added support for Python 3.10 and 3.11
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

Update 1.0.43  (Nov 24, 2022)

Laubwerk Plants

  • Added Butterfly bush ‘Pablo Purple’ (Buddleja davidii ‘Pablo Purple’) to the Plants Kit Freebie


  • Added support for V-Ray 6
  • New SketchUp plant proxy preview colors that reflect plant variants and seasons

Cinema 4D

  • Added support for Cinema 4D 2023 and Cinema 4D R25
  • Added support for V-Ray 6
  • Added support for Corona Renderer physical material
  • Added support for Octane Universal Material

3ds Max

  • Added support for V-Ray 6
  • Added support for Corona Renderer physical material


  • Added support for Maya 2023
  • Dropped support for Maya versions older than 2018
  • Added support for V-Ray 6
  • Fixed a bug that was breaking Arnold shaders in high quality setting


  • Various bug fixes and improvements

Update 1.0.41  (April 5, 2022)


  • Added support for SketchUp 2022
  • Added native Apple Silicon (M1 processors) support on SketchUp Pro 2022.
  • Fixed a bug that delayed new plant proxies from appearing in the active model window in some SketchUp versions

Cinema 4D

  • Added support for Arnold Renderer fixing material issues
  • Fixed issues with Laubwerk Plants in projects saved with ‘Save Project with Assets…”

3ds Max

  • Added 3ds Max 2023 support
  • Fixed the texture map assignments for the new CoronaPhysicalMaterial in Corona 7


  • No changes

Update 1.0.40  (Nov 26, 2021)


  • Added compatibility to V-Ray 5 for SketchUp, update 2.1 (5.20.02)

Other platforms

  • No changes

Update 1.0.39  (Sep 20, 2021)

Cinema 4D

  • Added support for Cinema 4D R25 including new icons and UI updates
  • Miscellaneous other bug fixes


  • Fixed a bug for texture color spaces and improved Redshift materials
  • Miscellaneous other bug fixes


  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

3ds Max and SketchUp

  • No changes

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