The Boxwoods plants are actually the perfect evergreen shrubs for borders, containers, group and mass plantings, foundation plantings, hedges, topiaries and more. You can add lovely curves, lines, and shapes to your landscape with the beautiful boxwood. The Boxwoods plants are versatile in the landscape, tolerating sun and shade and any well-drained soil. The Boxwoods plants are also pollution tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant, and low maintenance.



Planting Boxwoods in Front of House

Planting Boxwoods: You need to dig a hole at least twice the width of the root ball and also about the same depth, then place the tree evenly in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than your existing soil line and then backfill with the soil you removed. If your soil for planting is nutrient weak or heavy clay, you can mix in a planting mix up to 50% of the backfill. Make sure you water deeply until the water begins to pool on the surface. It is advice to mulch your new tree to help reduce watering needs, keep competing weeds at bay, and also protect the roots.



Pruning Boxwoods: The Boxwoods plant can be trimmed anytime of the year except for late fall. Pruning actually stimulates new growth that is likely to be damaged by freezing temperatures. Winter pruning is fine because plant growth slows down considerably. Winter is the best time for thinning cuts and heavier pruning.

Boxwoods Care: You can plant in sun or shade. Water the plant deeply twice weekly for two to three months after planting. Once they are established, the plants are drought tolerant. However, a deep watering once weekly during periods of drought, including during the winter, will encourage better growth and health. You can fertilize your boxwood shrubs in early spring with slow release fertilizer.


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