(Frequently Asked Questions about Boxwood)


With your order you will receive a card that explains how to care for your plant.

Please Read and Keep for future reference.

No, your plant would like to have space to grow.  Either plant in the ground or a larger container.  Good drainage is very important.


Newly planted boxwood should be deeply watered until the roots grow out of its root ball.

Trim lightly to maintain shape when need.  Don’t be afraid.  It’s like human hair, after a cut it grows back.

We prune year round, however, when we have long hedges or edges, we begin pruning at the beginning of June.

Sharp shears.

You should fertilize your boxwood the first week of March using a granular top dressing and if need a second in the September.

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.

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.

Depending on the plants size it could range from 5 years to 10.

Absolutely, good drainage is very important.

It’s best to plant in sun or semi shade.  In soil that drains well.

It’s turning brown and the leaves are falling off.  It’s probably from over watering, under watering or poor drainage.

It’s turning orange?   Apply good balanced fertilizer.  If the plant is in need of fertilize because of its decline?  Try a liquid fertilizer.

It has mites.  Spray with an insecticide.  There are natural products that might do the trick, insectcital soap.   Talk with your local nursery.

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.

The plant has a pest, leaf miner.   It’s often best to remove plant and burn.  This pest usually lives on specific plants.

If the pot is large it can house a plant for many years.