Due to the various shapes available, Topiary is the perfect plant for creating a charming garden feature. It’s an elegant way to attract attention while ensuring your garden remains stylish and sophisticated.
A common choice of Topiary décor is to place two identical plants on either side of your front door or a series of matching ones along the pavement. For those with a long driveway, tall Topiary trees make the perfect welcoming feature. To create a more formal setting, Topiary plants are also popular in a parterre. A singular Topiary plant such as Topiary Balls can be placed in the centre of your garden for a focal feature. These styling methods are fantastic to add another dimension to your garden.
Aside from its unique shapes, Topiary is an evergreen shrub with a long-term lifespan – another excellent feature.
For more information on how to effectively incorporate Topiary plants into your garden, read our ‘Top 5 Ways to Use Topiary’.
What Is a Topiary Tree?
Whether you opt for a Topiary tree or plant, this species of plant is a form of horticultural art, as it involves clipping the twigs and foliage to form stunning symmetrical and distinct shapes. The most common shapes (balls, cubes, pyramids/cones or lollipops) are available to buy from best4hedging.
For more information on how to trim and shape Topiary, read our ‘Top Tips Guide’.
How to Care for your Topiary Plants
While real Topiary trees are a stunning feature to have in your garden, it’s essential to ensure they maintain their shape and health. Replanting your Topiary tree is the first thing to do once your shrub arrives. Our Topiary is grown in the field and then containerised for delivery, you must replant your Topiary into the ground or larger planters.
Like with all plants, watering and feeding are crucial for health and development, especially after they have been replanted. Topiary plants need to be watered regularly. Do not rely on rainwater alone. The water does not always run into the soil, so water your plant at the base. We offer a range of specialist feeds and fertilisers which enrich the soil and the foliage of evergreen plants, perfect for Topiary.
Topiary is a relatively low-maintenance shrub and should be pruned yearly. It’s advised to prune Topiary in early or late summer.
We’ve put together a guide, which provides more information on how to care for topiary trees.
For more information on Topiary trees, contact the best4hedging team today 01257 261 243