Boxwoods - Knowledgebase Question

winnsboro, La
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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

Answer from NGA
June 12, 2007

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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