Topiary Cones

Botanical Name Shape / Style Sizes Supplied Item Price (£) + VAT Type
B. sempervirens  (Common Box) Cone 80-90cm 57.50 C
Cone 90-100cm 70.00 C
Cone 100-110cm 80.00 C
Taxus Cone 60cm 35.00 C
Cone 100cm 80.00 C
Cone 150cm 155.00 C
 Laurus nobilis Bay Cone 80-90cm TBC
Cone 90-100cm TBC
Cone 100-110cm TBC

Key: Type – C = Container

Details / Key Facts

Topiary Cones are an elegant addition to any garden. They are formal, showy plants which are shaped from small trees or shrubs. Topiary plants are relatively easy to care for but do need regular pruning to maintain a neat and tidy shape. Often, topiary is kept potted so will require regular watering, a high quality topiary fertiliser and good compost. Using a specialist topiary fertiliser will reduce excess growth so less pruning is needed. The pruning of topiary is relatively easy, simply trim off any protruding branches using sharp shears.

Key Facts

  • Common name: Box
  • Botanical name: Buxus sempervirens
  • Group: Shrub, Hedge
  • Flowering time: n/a
  • Planting time: Autumn or spring
  • Height and spread: Up to 5m by 5m (16ft by 16ft), but can be kept smaller
  • Aspect: Sun or shade
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Difficulty: Easy

How To Grow

Cultivation notes

Box is tolerant of a wide range of soil types, provided there is adequate drainage and it does not dry out completely. A reliably moist soil is especially important if growing in full sun, otherwise the foliage may scorch. Box will tolerate deep shade and is ideal for planting beneath taller trees.
Planting in the garden

  • Box should be planted in autumn or spring
  • For hedging prepare a planting area by thoroughly cultivating the soil to a spade’s depth and up to 90cm (3ft) wide
  • For individual specimens dig a planting hole to a spade’s depth and a diameter of three times the width of the rootball
  • On poorer soils spread organic matter, such as well rotted manure or garden compost, over the prepared area and fork in. Do not place organic matter in the bottom of a planting trench or hole

Spacing

  • Plant common box, Buxus sempervirens about 30-40cm (1ft-16in) apart
  • Compact cultivars, such as B. ‘Suffruticosa’ and Buxus microphylla, can be planted 10-15cm (4-6in) apart

Pruning & Training

Cut back young hedge plants and topiary by up to one-third in May to encourage bushy growth. Further trimming can be carried out between May and August, as required.

Trim mature hedges and topiary in August. It may be worth noting that although box hedging and topiary can be pruned towards the end of May, pruning at this time may leave the new flush of soft growth vulnerable to weather damage such as leaf scorch, the result of late frosts, drying winds or unseasonably hot sun and, additionally, diseases such as box blight. Pruning later, during August when the new growth has hardened off and slowed down should help minimise leaf damage due to weather conditions or disease and the hedge should remain neat through the winter months.

Old, neglected plants usually respond well to hard pruning in late spring (May) and can be cut back to within 15-30cm (6in-1ft) of the ground.

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