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Apr 7, 2018 9:35 AM CST
Piedmont, North Carolina (Zone 7b)
I would like to plant some Justin Brouwers and Green Beauty boxwood. The goal is for the shrubs to maintain its rounded form, not to form a hedge. What is the recommended spacing for this? Do I space them at their mature width?

On a related note, the growth rate of these cultivars are slow to medium. This means quite bare look of the plantings for years to come. I thought of two ways to compensate - overplant and then transpant boxwood as it fills to other areas. Alternatively, and perhaps, it makes more sense - fill in with annuals or perennials. What would you do?
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Apr 7, 2018 10:55 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I would plant your boxwoods at the spacing you want them when they are mature. I doubt you could transplant any without destroying others you want to keep. Also, over planting doesn't gain you anything as there will be more competion for root space, nutrients and water.

Planting annuals between the boxwoods would be okay.
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