WINTER GEM BOXWOOD - Knowledgebase Question

WINTER SPRINGS, FL
Question by wardwh
April 19, 2006
IT APPEARS THAT THE WINTER GEM BOXWOOD IS ONLY SOLD IN A POT. MAY I TAKE IT OUT OF THE POT AND PLANT IT DIRECTLY INTO THE GROUND? IF NOT, COULD YOU PLEASE RECOMMEND A SIMILAR LOOK SHRUB THAT I MAY DO SO?

THANK YOU

NANCY WARD


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Answer from NGA
April 19, 2006

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Nancy,

Yes in fact it would prefer to be in the ground. When you remove it from the pot check to make sure there are not a lot of roots circling the exterior of the root ball and if so unwind them or cut downward through the exterior of the root ball from top to bottom about 1/2 inch deep in 3 places around the root ball to severe the roots. They will then branch out underground better and the plant will establish much better.

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