Boxwoods - Knowledgebase Question

Statesville, NC
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Question by krwells7
May 13, 1998
What causes boxwoods to die off after they are transplanted? They seem to be doing just fine for 2 - 3 months, then they turn brown and die.

Answer from NGA
May 13, 1998
Plants can go into shock when they're transplanted, but they usually recover. Just before transplanting, prepare a hole by digging an area twice the size of the container or rootball of the plant. Remove the stones and break up any clods. Then return some of the soil to the hole, remove the plant from the container, spread the roots slightly and place the plant in the hole so it's at the same level it was growing before. Then backfill and gently tamp down the soil. Make a watering basin around the stem of the plant and water well. Be sure to supply one-inch of water per week to your new plants until they become established.

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