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Topiary with Arborvitae Question

Posted by ltjerne Zone 8 WA (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 26, 07 at 13:51

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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RE: Topiary with Arborvitae Question

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.

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