(Frequently Asked Questions about Boxwood)
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Can I keep boxwood in vinyl container it came in?
No, your plant would like to have space to grow. Either plant in the ground or a larger container. Good drainage is very important.
Can boxwood be placed in direct sun?
How often should boxwood be watered?
Newly planted boxwood should be deeply watered until the roots grow out of its root ball.
How do you keep the shape of a topiary plant?
Trim lightly to maintain shape when need. Don’t be afraid. It’s like human hair, after a cut it grows back.
What time of year should I prune by boxwood?
We prune year round, however, when we have long hedges or edges, we begin pruning at the beginning of June.
What tool should I use to prune my boxwood?
How often should I fertilize my boxwood?
You should fertilize your boxwood the first week of March using a granular top dressing and if need a second in the September.
What fertilizer is appropriate for my boxwood?
We suggest a granular balanced top dressing fertilizer to feed roots and leaves. 10.10.10, 14.14.14 Water after placing fertilizer. A liquid fertilizer can boost the plant ahead. Saturate the root area.
If grown in a pot should it be protected from harsh weather?
Yes, if in a zone that is not recommended. Place burlap over the plant and container. If it can be moved bring indoors in a cool area (ex. garage) once weather passes place outdoors.
How old is the plant I received?
Depending on the plants size it could range from 5 years to 10.
If growing in a pot does the pot need holes in the bottom?
Absolutely, good drainage is very important.
If planting in ground what location is best?
It’s best to plant in sun or semi shade. In soil that drains well.
What’s wrong with my boxwood?
It’s turning brown and the leaves are falling off. It’s probably from over watering, under watering or poor drainage.
My boxwood leaves are turning orange
It’s turning orange? Apply good balanced fertilizer. If the plant is in need of fertilize because of its decline? Try a liquid fertilizer.
What’s wrong with my boxwood? The leaves have scratch marks on them?
It has mites. Spray with an insecticide. There are natural products that might do the trick, insectcital soap. Talk with your local nursery.
What’s wrong with my boxwood? The tips of the leaves are curled tight.
It’s psyllid. An insect that causes leaves to curl at the end of a branch. If you uncurl the leaf, inside you’ll find a tiny, soft body larvae inside. Ideally, prune these off, burn and spray with an insecticide.
What’s wrong with my boxwood? There are blisters on the underside of the leaves.
The plant has a pest, leaf miner. It’s often best to remove plant and burn. This pest usually lives on specific plants.
How many years can I grow boxwood in a large pot?
If the pot is large it can house a plant for many years.