babiebee33
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New Zealand Tea Tree

Would like to make this bush as topiary. Also if anyone can give me info on general care, pruning, watering??? Also anyone know where I can find already made topiary shapes in North County, San Diego Calif. I bought in 5 gal. and planted two, spaced 5 ft apart and in the middle of my flower bed. Would appreciate any helpful information for a beginner. Fell in love with the shrub based on it looking like a bush of all pink flowers, how can you achieve full flower buds/blooms.
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bullthistle
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Monrovia Nursery is located in the LA/Orange area and they sell topiary so anyone who sells their plants might have some. You might want to drive up and visit their operation to get some ideas. You can call and ask. Topiary takes a while and you should prune in the fall so when spring comes the plant fills in versus seeing all the cuts.

babiebee33
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Thanks for the tips. I visit Pasadena quite often and Monrovia isn't too far. Will check it out next time I'm up there. Thank you!
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