Boxwoods - Knowledgebase Question

winnsboro, La
Question by lsanks3
June 12, 2007
I moved 2 box woods - one of them is doing fine - the leaves on the other one have all turned brown. The stems are still green but no green leaves. Should I cut the old limbs back and hope that the shrub will survive or should I leave the old limbs on the shrub. These shrubs are approximately 47 years old and one of them is doing fine. Please advise the best course to take. Thanks


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Answer from NGA
June 12, 2007

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Laverne,

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

The brown shrub is in big trouble. I would just watch and wait while keeping the soil moist but not too soggy wet. If new growth appears then prune out any dead branches past that point. In a month or so you should see something if it is going to survive.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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