How to trim a topiary tree into a spiral

Spiral topiaries lend a classic, upscale look to formal gardens, or a bit of playfulness to less structured gardens. Purchasing a pre-pruned topiary, however, can be quite expensive – usually doubling or tripling the price of the plant. So why not learn how to prune and do it yourself? You can get this same look, and many others, by pruning a juniper or boxwood according to this guide for pruning ornamental trees, published by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension. If you do decide to prune your own topiaries, please come back here and share your photos. We love to see what our friends and customers are doing with their landscapes!

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