One of the most difficult shapes to achieve in pruning a boxwood is the true sphere. With cones, spirals or hedges you can use guides to assist on the crisp lines, but the sphere takes all skill. We have all seen the bad clipped boxwood balls in landscapes, but when done correctly make a great graphic statement in the landscape.
Grouping fox sphere boxwoods grouped in a landscape. Play off the stone sphere finials. Image found here.
Sphere boxwoods used as a hedge/border around a crushed stone patio. Image from here.
Boxwood spheres mixed with a stone sphere. Image from here.
Grouping of boxwood spheres in crushed gravel and planted with lavender. Image from here.
Mass planting of sphere boxwoods, mixed variety. Image from here.