boxwood - Knowledgebase Question

St . Michaels, Ar
Question by retrofreak20
May 8, 2007
im using boxwood,a mixture of korean and winter gem, as a hedge on the side of my house ,and everytime i plant one, some of the foliage turns white and droops dowm. i noticed that it easily collects water around the base of the plant , we have clay soil. what do i do to fix this?


Image
Answer from NGA
May 8, 2007

0

Boxwoods require a well drained location, so you may need to create a slightly raised planting bed for the shrubs to prevent water collecting around them. (Poor drainage will cause root damage.) I would suggest you work with your local county extension to run some basic soil tests and determine the best way to amend and prepare your particular soil for growing boxwoods. A hedge is a long lived planting so it is worth preparing the soil correctly at the start.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Fleur569 and is called "Working with Purple & White"