MAQUIS®: the new instant living system for green roofs.

Maquis system

MAQUIS is the new instant living system by POLIFLOR for the creation of extensive green roofs. It was designed to satisfy the demand of a light, thin system with low maintenance needs, which, at the same time, offers a more variegate flower composition than different species of Sedum.
It is constituted by a flat lawn (dimensions: 50 x 30 cm, thickness only 2-3 cm) where is rooted a shrub – like Abelia, Teucrium, Citrus, etc. – which grows in only 5 cm and needs just a supporting drip line for the irrigation. Once installed, lawns are loaded with ballast, that is 3 cm. coloured granules (Ø 20-25); any bare space can be covered with Sedum spp.

Module dimensions

Thickness: 2 cm.

System elements

The MAQUIS system comprises, besides the flat lawn, other layers necessary to create a Green Roof System:

  • A mechanical protection element for anti-root sheaths
  • A Draining layer
  • A filtration layer that divides the cultivation substrate from the draining layer
  • A cultivation substrate (5 cm)
  • The MAQUIS System
  • The drip irrigation system
  • Gravel for covering and ballast (3 cm)
Technical features and materials
Poliflor, Maquis
maquis, zolla


Possibility to enrich the flower composition of the extensive system inserting shrubs and wood species which weigh less than 100 kg/m²

limited costs

quick and easy to install

low maintenance