berri-magic kids holly combinations and dwarf boxwoods - Knowledgebase Question

Name: ed ross
greenfield, WI
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Question by perosz
October 8, 2005
can your experts please send information on winterizing berri-magic kids in the southern wisconsin region......for years we've winterized roses but we understand the winterization of holly combos may not need much cover...i was planning for the first winter to protect the base of the plants with a ground cover, is there more i must do?...if you could send info we would appreciate any advise..also on dwarf boxwoods....thanks in advance
e-mail [email protected] or address: 5447 Tami
lane, Greenfield, WI, 53221......thanks again


Answer from NGA
October 8, 2005
First off make sure the soil is kept evenly moist (damp like a wrung out sponge, not sopping wet and never dried out) throughout the fall until it freezes. This will help the hollies and boxwoods start the winter well hydrated. Apply a thick organic mulch over the root area (not against the stems) in a flat layer. If they are in a windy spot, erect a wind barrier such as burlap to shelter them from the harsh winter winds. Last but not least, hope for snow because it is a great insulator. Good luck!

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