Topiary with Arborvitae Question

ltjerne(Zone 7 WA)June 26, 2007

I am interested in making an arch out of my 2 12+ foot arborvitae - there is approx. 5 feet of space between them. Does anyone know how I would go about doing this? Or where there might be instructions? I have thought about pulling the tops together and then pruning to form the arch but don't know if this will work or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

I'm recalling seeing where someone installed a temporary framework and then tied branches to it to persuade them to grow horizontally. They were lightly pruned, I think, to get a more dense foliage cover.

You might want to ask on the UK forum. I'm pretty sure I saw this in a British topiary publication.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2007 at 6:18AM
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