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Green Tower Boxwood Winter Burn

Posted by Dexter24 10 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 5, 14 at 8:32

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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RE: Green Tower Boxwood Winter Burn

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?]


RE: Green Tower Boxwood Winter Burn

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

RE: Green Tower Boxwood Winter Burn

Zone 5 (Toledo, OH)
South facing wall.
Planted two years ago.
Has not grown this spring.
Temperatures still dip below freezing at night.

RE: Green Tower Boxwood Winter Burn

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.

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