Can you stand another newbie? Cham. pisifera Boulevard questions
I already started trimming my (once) gorgeous tree - we were left to hang by our landscaper - arggh. I'll try to post an 'after' picture tomorrow so you can see the scalping I gave it. BTW, it was planted early last fall and is about 7 1/2 feet tall.
Is there a specific name for this style of topiary? We call it the Dr. Seuss tree. With this species, is it important where you make the cuts? I mean can I just buzz cut, or should I snip selectively at or near a fork on the foliage? The existing 'balls' have much dried up dead stuff in the center of them. Remove it? How often should it be 'trimmed'? How about dead brown tips on green branches? And lastly, for now, does 'Boulevard' prefer acid or alkaline fertilizing? Thanks so much!