Topiary cone and pyramid plants
Topiary cones and pyramids make an excellent addition to your outdoor space, particularly in more formal-style gardens. Topiary has increasingly come back into vogue in recent years, generally using dense, small-leaved evergreens with varieties such as English Yew (Taxus Baccata), Box plants (Buxus Sempervirens) and bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) amongst those best suited. Cones and pyramids create a sense of grandeur, style and panache when positioned symmetrically either side of a doorway or entrance. They can make an eye-catching focal point, working best in places where their silhouette is set off by a contrasting backdrop, for example of brick or stone. Other uses include positioning them at regular intervals along garden pathways to mark the route or to punctuate low hedges (generally of the same variety) in a similar way to how topiary balls can be used. Their unique form can help make your garden look and feel more spacious. But what’s the difference between the two? A topiary cone has rounded edges, resembling an inverted ice cream cone. A topiary pyramid has sharp edges, resembling an Egyptian pyramid. Both are highly effective and the best one for you is really down to personal preference.