Rejuvenate Boxwood?

ces797(6)April 24, 2009

Hi Guys

I recently bought a house with existing boxwood in the front yard. I'm not completely dissatisfied with it but I would like to know if it's possible bulk it up again. I have read a lot of information about thinning out boxwood to let it breathe and produce new growth, but what about the opposite? How do I bulk it up without doing serious surgery, or maybe my boxwood is just very old and needs to be retired?

Thanks for any help!

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forgot to provide a few specifics
It's on the East side of my house. Get's sun probably until about 3pm and it's at the base of a slight slope

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 12:03AM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Did you post the right picture? What am I missing? The boxwoods I see look pretty good from what I can tell. They certainly don't look to me like they need to be retired! If you want them to have a more full look, give them a haircut and they will fill in more.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 2:20PM
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Thanks Brandon
Yeah they are not horrible I think I just have "neighbor envy" because I look at theirs and they are just these perfect bushy specimens. I moved into the house in the fall and trimmed them a bit. Do I have to trim a good 5 inches in or so to get new growth to come to the sides?

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 4:31PM
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