# Green Mountain Boxwood - Knowledgebase Question

Portland, ME
Question by pjuliano
April 30, 2006
 I just purchased 8 Green Mountain Boxwood trees from Home Depot. I plan to put them in a backgard that is about 7 X 10 or 7 x 12 feet. If I would like a hedge of boxwood. Is it possible to trim these as a tall hedge? And, did I purchase enough to make a hedge around the yard?

April 30, 2006
 Patricia, The Green Mountain boxwood is a moderate grower to 5 feet tall, 3 feet wide. I'm not sure if I understand the total linear feet of hedgerow you are wanting but it seems to be about 7+12+7=26 linear feet (if you go around 3 sides). Those plants can be planted as far as about 3 feet apart although 2 1/2 would make a little faster hedgerow, and a more solid one. Your 8 plants at 3 feet apart would reach about 24 feet which is pretty close. I'd probably choose to start with 10 plants (10 X 2 1/2 ft. = 25 linear feet of hedge). Use my figures above to redo the math if I misunderstood the yard dimensions or feel free to submit another question to the Monrovia website and we'll be happy to help further.

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