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Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do large topiary trees grow?

Bay laurels can grow as high as 60 feet, but typically grow to about 10 feet tall. If you’re looking for a taller variety for your outdoor space, our team will be able to advise. 

Which trees are best for topiary?

The most popular tree varieties for topiary include: box (Buxus sempervirens) and yew (Taxus baccata). Being small-leaved and easy to shape makes them a favourite. However, other evergreens such as holly (Ilex) and bonsai trees can also be used. Some varieties can also be used to bring a splash of colour, including the Red Robin Plant which has distinctive red-tipped leaves.

When should you trim topiary trees?

We recommend giving your topiary an annual trim with topiary shears or hedge cutters. Early or late summer is best. Faster growing species may need to be trimmed more often.