The art or practice of clipping shrubs or trees into ornamental shapes.
Care of Topiary Plants – Container or Garden Grown
During dry periods, regularly water your container grown topiary plants and maintain a low moisture level in winter. Ensure that the container plants do not become pot bound. The new pot should be several centimetres wider than the root ball, and even bigger for larger topiary plants. When potting on, ensure that no air gaps are left within the pot. Compost should contain a mix of loam and slow release fertilizer.
For newly established garden grown topiary plants, extra care must be taken, ensuring regular watering, during the summer months and light watering in winter. To reduce maintenance, a drip feeder system can be installed with a battery timer.