Green Tower Boxwood Winter Burn

Dexter24(5)April 5, 2014

After the worst winter ever (low temperatures, most snowfall, high winds), many of my green tower boxwoods look like this.

Do I need to prune the tops of these that have yellow foliage? I would like these shrubs to keep growing taller, that is why I am relunctant to prune the branches that are shooting straight up.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

can you tell me what the worst winter ever ... in z10 is??? ..

where are you?

is that wall south facing..

when was it planted ...

has it grown at all this spring ...

any frost or freeze??? [in z10?]


    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 7:48PM
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Ashlie Neevel

the zone 10 thing was confusing me too. Im interested to hear more about the situation.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 9:45PM
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Zone 5 (Toledo, OH)
South facing wall.
Planted two years ago.
Has not grown this spring.
Temperatures still dip below freezing at night.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 7:37AM
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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

In zone 5, boxwood needs shade over the winter, or it burns out. If you leave the brown parts, they might releaf, or might not. You'll know in May.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 12:04PM
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