How far apart do I plant boxwoods?

homersgarden(7)July 16, 2006

I just purchased 25 boxwoods in gallon pots and am preparing soil in order to plant them. I realized after the fact, that I am not sure what kind of soil they like (what should I be sure to add to the soil) and how far apart they should be planted. I would eventually like them to create a hedge ( I know this will take some time). They are not the minature variety. Any advice would be helpful!

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saypoint(6b CT)

Did they come with a tag stating how big they'd get, or at least the name of the species and cultivar? Read the info on the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: boxwood

    Bookmark   July 16, 2006 at 8:13AM
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magnumv8

Without knowing the cultivar, its hard to determine the spacing. But, I think the general rule of thumb is this: if the plant gets 4 feet wide, plant them 2 feet apart. This will create a dense hedge. I'd always figure half the mature "stated" width.

Of course, knowing the cultivar is the first step.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2006 at 9:53PM
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