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Rejuvenate Boxwood?

Posted by ces797 5-6 (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 24, 09 at 0:01

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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RE: Rejuvenate Boxwood?

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

RE: Rejuvenate Boxwood?

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 24, 09 at 14:20

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.

RE: Rejuvenate Boxwood?

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?

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