Cube topiary is proving poplar as a means of adding formal structure or creating a contemporary feel to an urban garden. Because the perpendicular faces of the cube are rarely, if ever, encountered in nature, the straight sides of Cube- topiary make a bold statement that is both eye-catching and intriguing.
Whether grown free-standing or set within a planter, Cube topiary adds elegance and grace bordering a driveway, leading up to a doorway or beside an entrance. Cube topiary makes an impressive centrepiece for a patio or courtyard and can also be effectively used to punctuate the end of a walk, or to mark the corner of a building.
The tightly packed foliage of Cube topiary is easy to maintain, as it only needs trimming once or twice a year. However maintaining the shape of the Cube relies on precise cutting which requires a keen eye and a sharp blade
Cube topiary – Plant species available
As with many traditional topiary shapes, the choice of plant is determined by the characteristics demanded to achieve the desired form. Buxus (Box) and Lingustrum (Yew) have the necessary dense foliage required to create Cube topiary. Box lends itself especially well to the need for well-defined edges and corners as it can be clipped closer than most other species.