Box, evergreen hedging plants has quite a slow growth rate. Small, glossy leaves of the boxwood make it ideal for low hedges. Hardy native evergreen hedge with fragrant yellow flowers appearing in late spring.
Making Box Topiary- When starting with a small untrimmed box plant, the aim is to grow a bigger plant then to make it approximately the right shape:and finally to mould the finish topiary shape.
Forming Cones, Pyramids, columns and ball shapes using the following method. If the plant is already close to the desired size, then it will need pruning to approximately the desired shape, which may involve removing a large proportion of the branches. It should then be grown on and trimmed in order to form the required shape. More than one plant can be used to form a single topiary shape perhaps more quickly than a single bush. This method is often used to form a cube by putting one plant near each other.
Use Secateurs or Shears. For complex topiary shapes, it's easier to make the shape out of chicken wire and secure it over the box plant. As soon as the growth pokes through the mesh of wires, clip into shape.
Evergreen box is potentially one of the most valuable trees that can ever be grown by woodland owners. It has a useful life as year round shelter for game. It acts as a frost blanket for sensitive tree roots. Alternatively it may be clipped as a formal hedge. As a timber tree few other species can equal the value of the wood
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