Pruning of plants by geometric and abstract forms called topiary, or artistic or pruning ornamental. So, yes, square hedges are a form of this art. Originally it was used to keep animals out of the gardens, but then became an art form. The topiary plants are closely associated with geometric designs of beds in European formal gardens.
Any little woody shrub or perennial herb with small leaves and compact form can be used for topiary. Most popular these art abroad and sometimes indoor shrubs are the yew and boxwood. Its popularity is due to its strong stem, their ability to thrive with aggressive pruning and compact and rapid growth. Hollies, viburnums, laurel, hornbeam and privet can also be used successfully. To topiary plants indoors, woody herbs like rosemary, lavender and thyme are also popular.
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The plant is most recognized topiary hedge. These are popular because they are easy to maintain, to the extent that an inexperienced gardener can successfully maintain. The topiary plants used for hedges should grow from a thick trunk tolerate crowding, have a compact growth with many branches growing together, preferably girls leaves, pruning and tolerate aggressive. The yews, boxwood and privet, which have all those features, are the most popular hedge plants.Tagged with: boxwood pruning ideas