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Boxwood Topiary Design

Publication Number: P3047
Updated: July 18, 2017
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As the holiday season approaches, many people begin to think of their seasonal traditions, including the displaying of Christmas decorations. The conical topiary Christmas tree made from boxwood (Buxus sp.) is one such decoration that has wide appeal. Commercial nursery professionals and gardening enthusiasts train live plants to grow in geometric shapes (globes, spirals) and novelty forms (animals, characters). Floral designers use a variety of methods to create these topiaries: cut plant materials, floral design mechanics, and trimmings.

Boxwood topiary trees are good projects for floral enthusiasts, and finished designs are well suited for home use and church decoration. Professional florists who offer this design as a featured item from their studios will find them profitable and their production easily manageable.

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