Hello, So I have a very Italian taste when it comes to landscaping and curb appeal.
I don't really love bushes and trees looking natural, but love them pruned into shapes and providing visual interest. I like each planting to look like a piece of art, rather than provide symmetry. I'm not saying I need mickey mouse on my lawn, but I like my spirals and pom pom shrubs.
MY QUESTION IS:
Can I take a 3 or 4 foot blue spruce or any other evergreen and cut the top off and re-shape it without it killing the tree??
I've seen White Pine, Austrian Pine, and Blue Spruce pruned into spheres and Standard form shrubs and I was wondering if they were trees at one time and just got the tops chopped off.