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how does a boxwood grow?

Posted by oneshotveth none (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 30, 13 at 21:58

I have a small boxwood that I want to grow into a little lollipop topiary. I want it to be 2 feet or so tall. If I trim it into a ball now, will the whole ball travel up or should I just be cutting off everything but the straightest stem and worry about the ball once it's at the height I want?

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RE: how does a boxwood grow?

The ball will not travel up.

RE: how does a boxwood grow?

the trunks of trees ... expand in width .. NOT elongate ...

and since your a trying to make this shrub into a tree shape.. the rule applies ...

i am guessing a 5 year project ... an interesting project to many of us ...

but to others.. buy it in the shape you want.. for instant gratification ...


RE: how does a boxwood grow?

I've got plenty of patience... And plenty of other trees to hack on.

Thanks for the info!

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