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Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

Could someone please tell me when is the best time to take box cutting.

I would like to make some box balls, i know this will take quiet a few years.

Could you also advise me on what other plants i could use to make some think like the box ball that maybe a bit of a faster grower.

Thanks for the help.


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    You can take box cuttings now Lorna, they'll root quite readily. Lavender and rosemary lend themselves to topiary as does yew. There are others but it does take patience and the space to store the plants whilst they get to the stage where you prune and shape them. It takes several years of nipping out growing tips and light pruning. You can ball fuchsia's but you need to start them early to get the right effect. 

  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    Thank you Dave for the help, I have a few box plants in the front garden so i can get my cuttings from them, I think i might buy one or two so i have some that are already that shape, thanks for the the other ideas. Really appreciate your help.image 

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