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Topiary

Topiary

Hedges Direct offers Topiary plants in a variety of shapes including topiary balls, pyramids, cones, spirals, standards, cubes and domes. Topiary is both elegant and eye-catching, perfect for adding style and structure to gardens and urban spaces alike.

Introduction To Topiary
Introduction To Topiary

Introduction To Topiary

Topiary is the art of clipping evergreen trees and shrubs into symmetrical shapes to create formal garden features. Topiary clipping is as old as gardening itself dating back to ancient Egypt.

Topiary is used in classic and contemporary gardens alike, either as individual plants, a close matching pair of plants, or as block planting as in a parterre or knot garden. Topiary plants are a popular choice for creating focal points and drawing attention to your outdoor space. For example, Buxus ball plants are commonly used on either side of the doorway to welcome guests. Topiary cones and spirals are a favourite to use along driveways.

Aside from the largest field-grown topiary shapes, all Hedges Direct's Topiary can be container grown, which makes them ideal plants for patios and urban garden design.

Topiary shaping is as much science as art. The plants are photographed from all angles before a computerised trimmer snips around the foliage to create a symmetrical shape. Nevertheless, topiary trees are living plants, and no two are identical, but here at Hedges Direct, we do our absolute best to supply well-matched plants (where more than one of the same is ordered). If it is particularly important to have perfectly matched topiary plants for your space, please speak to a member of our team on 01257 263873 And we'll check and measure our stock.

Although topiary shaping is computerised, regular maintenance is required. Topiary requires full-light and is incompatible with shade. Late summer is the recommended time of year for clipping for various reasons such as the weather and being able to enjoy the tightly trimmed shapes for the most prolonged time - until May or June the following year.

For more information on Topiary, including caring for your topiary plants and trees, we've put together a Guide to Topiary.

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