boxwoods under snow - Knowledgebase Question

Newark, Oh
Question by brittany2368
February 14, 2010
I planted boxwoods last spring and now they are covered under about 6 inches of snow (fully covered). Should I dig them out or leave them buried?

Answer from NGA
February 14, 2010


The snow will act as insulation against the frigid temperatures so it's okay to leave it alone. The only downside is that heavy snow can bend the branches of upright plants such as boxwoods. If the snow is fresh and/or dry, you can brush most of it off the plants with a broom. If the boxwoods look as though they are really weighted down and suffering, go ahead and brush some of the snow off the plants.

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