By integrating a VGM® plant growing module into the VertiGreen® 3-D rigid trellis, a living wall can be pre-grown and placed anywhere at a price closer to that of a simple trellis. Most designers calculate that it takes a minimum of 3-5 years for plants to cover a 10’ trellis, and in many cases the wall never achieves full coverage. The Hybrid system fills in relatively quickly because it only requires vines & climbers to cover 1’ in any direction.
The VertiGreen® Hybrid consists of a recycled plastic plant growing module (VGM), set into a double-panel trellis system. The plants are grown in the module (either on its own or pre-installed in the trellis), and hung on the wall once the plants are rooted in. No separate planter or container is required, so it can be easily used in areas distant from the ground or another planter. The trellis system mounts to the wall with a simple bracket, like the original VertiGreen® trellis. Either the plant growing module or the entire panel can be quickly removed for maintenance. The VGM® plant growing module has no internal baffles or separations, allowing the roots to fully develop and grow. With either 4” or 8” of soil volume, there isn’t a better living wall module on the market.
The double-panel trellis nurtures climbing plants and vines while it protects the underlying structure. Distance between the front and back panels is 3”, and the grid size is 6” (others available upon request). The commercial-grade panels are plated with zinc prior to powder coating to resist rust and corrosion, ensuring the trellis looks good for the life of the building.