They are formal, showy plants which are shaped from small trees or shrubs. Topiary plants are relatively easy to care for but do need regular pruning to maintain a neat and tidy shape. Often, topiary is kept potted so will require regular watering, a high quality topiary fertiliser and good compost. Using a specialist topiary fertiliser will reduce excess growth so less pruning is needed. The pruning of topiary is relatively easy, simply trim off any protruding branches using sharp shears. They require partial shade and regular feeding but other than that, a good trim, traditionally on Derby Day and a quick trim throughout the year will keep them in perfect condition.