This guide will show you how to add a plant to your landscape design with Realtime Landscaping Plus.


To begin, click the Landscape tab and click the Plant button.

Add a plant to your landscape design

To select a plant to add to your landscape design, click the plant image seen below and it will take you to a large collection of plants.

Click the plant image to take you to a variety of plants

You can select from three different types of plants to add to your design. Pictures are high-resolution photos of actual plants. Models are hand-crafted 3D models of real plants. UltraRes plant models realistically grow with age, actually sprouting new branches and foliage, change appearance according to the season, and are highly detailed. Select your desired plant and click OK.

Selection of plants including, pictures, models and UltraRes

Left click to place the plant into position. Note that the selected plant will have a white line outline, with a small green square at the upper right corner and a small green circle to the left of it. To adjust the size of the tree, Left click and drag above the green square. You can also manually input the desired age into the space provided and the plant size will adjust accordingly. To rotate the tree, Left click and drag above the green circle until it faces the desired direction.

Adjust the plant age in your landscape design

UltraRes plants can vary their appearance based on the season. First, click Settings found in the Menu Bar and click Environment Settings.

Customize plant appearance using the Environment settings of our software

A new dialog box will appear with the four seasons. Make your selection and click OK.

Select the fall season to change the appearance of your UltraRes plants

Any UltraRes plants in your landscape will automatically change its appearance to match the chosen season. Here we can see what the Willow Oak will look like during the spring season.

Here is your plant with spring foliage

If you want a specific plant to stay in a different season, select the plant, then choose a season from the following drop-down option:

Here is the design with a specific plant's appearance in winter

To search for a specific plant, click the plant image again. Click Search and a dialog box will appear. Users are able to search by common name, botanical name, type, and/or by planting zone. Once done, click Search and your search results will appear for each plant type.

You can search through the plant options using either common or botanical name

If there are certain plants you use often, you can Right click on the plant image and click Add to Favorites. Next, select the Favorites category. Your newly added favorite will remain in this section until you remove it, even after you switch designs.

Add commonly used plants to your favorites

To remove a plant from the Favorites section, Right click the plant image and select Remove from Favorites.

Remove plants you no longer wish to use in your landscaping, from the favorites

You have now completed adding a plant to your landscape design.

Completed adding an UltraRes 3D plant to your landscape design

Thank you for reading this guide, and please feel free to contact us for more information about our 3D landscaping software.