How To Make My Lime Tree Into A Topiary - Knowledgebase Question

Culdesac, ID
Question by sboyer6
July 7, 2002
I have been looking for instructions on if and how to make my bearss lime tree into a topiary. I want it to look like the shape of a lolli-pop. Could you help me in anyway? If so that would be great. Thanks for your time.
Sarae


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Answer from NGA
July 7, 2002

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train the plant through careful tip pinching. Pinch tips about every 2 inches. Pinch or cut at nodes so that new shoots will grow in the direction you want. You also want to encourage width and branching at the base of the "head." Top growth will naturally develop faster, so keep upward growing shoots trimmed down. As you become aware of growth habits and observe the results of careful pruning, you will better be able to train the topiary to the finished shape you want.

Many herbs can be used for topiary, such as rosemary, French lavender, scented geranium, and lemon eucalyptus. The herbs you choose will depend on the topiary shapes you want to create, so be creative and have fun!

train the plant through careful tip pinching. Pinch tips about every 2 inches. Pinch or cut at nodes so that new shoots will grow in the direction you want. You also want to encourage width and branching at the base of the "head." Top growth will naturally develop faster, so keep upward growing shoots trimmed down. As you become aware of growth habits and observe the results of careful pruning, you will better be able to train the topiary to the finished shape you want.

Many herbs can be used for topiary, such as rosemary, French lavender, scented geranium, and lemon eucalyptus. The herbs you choose will depend on the topiary shapes you want to create, so be creative and have fun!

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