Hardly any other plant is more suited to topiary than boxwood. The most popular shape for this is a sphere. But cones are also popular with keen gardeners. To achieve good, even boxwood shapes of both types, a few things are important for a perfect cut.
It is best to use templates to cut your boxwood tree to the correct shape. Measure the diameter of your boxwood tree sphere in order to produce a template. Then draw the measured diameter on firm cardboard or a thin wooden panel. Cut out the semi-circle that you have drawn. Now hold this template against the boxwood tree sphere and cut it neatly into shape, for example with the GARDENA Accu Shrub Shears.
A boxwood tree cone can also be quickly cut into shape with a few simple steps: When cutting a boxwood tree cone into shape, it is important to ensure that you promote growth in width and that the trunk grows straight. As a cutting aid, use bamboo canes if possible and place these in a conical shape around your boxwood tree cone. Tie the canes together at the top so that a nice cone is formed. Then cut back your boxwood tree cone along the bamboo canes until you achieve a nicely cut boxwood tree cone. Regularly look at the pruned shape from a certain distance while cutting. Check whether the shape is evenly cut. This is the best way to detect unevenness. Be very careful when correcting, as mistakes are easily made.