japaneese boxwood - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by fkane6
June 17, 2009
I have 8 hedges about 65 inches. Want to

Answer from NGA
June 17, 2009
Boxwoods are typically pruned in the spring, just as new growth begins. You should be able to lightly shear your boxwood at this time of year - just don't remove a great deal of the plant or it may have trouble replacing the lost foliage because of the heat. If you need to cut them back more than a few inches, wait until next spring so the new growth can fill in right away and protect the exposed stems, leaves and branches from sunburn. Best wishes with your landscape.

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