The Q&A Archives: boxwood

Question: the two boxwood shrubs I purchased last year have turned yellow but I do see some green. How do I know if they are dead and I should start over or will they possibly come back?

Answer: Sounds like some winter damage to me. Green is a good sign! Boxwoods tend to drop their oldest leaves and then replace them with new ones. I'd take a wait and see attitude with the boxwoods. By mid summer you should have a better idea of what needs to be pruned off to allow the new green leaves to take center stage.

Best wishes with your boxwoods!

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