From plant beds to borders and beyond, Boxwood Shrubs impart a sleek, classic look that can be personalized to your needs. Whether you select the timeless American Boxwood or an English Boxwood, you'll get easy care, rich green growth and a well-manicured landscape.
How to Plant Boxwood Shrubs
Though specific directions will vary, knowing your growing zone is vital. After you’ve determined your growing zone for your Boxwoods, keep sunlight and watering needs in mind. Most will prefer full sun (anywhere from 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) and well-drained soil, but make sure you check your tree's specific directions.
Your fertilizing and pruning needs will vary as well, but most should be pruned to your desired shape.
When you're ready to plant, select an area with well-drained soil, dig a hole large enough to accommodate the shrub’s root ball (along with some extra width for mature growth), place your shrub and back fill the hole. Finish by watering the surrounding soil near your Boxwoods and mulching to conserve moisture.
When to Plant Boxwood Shrubs
Generally, we recommend planting in early spring or in fall. Either season is fine, though, provided the ground is not frozen.
How to Prune Boxwood Shrubs
Simply prune or shear during dormancy to your desired size and shape. And as always, ensure you remove dead, damaged or diseased areas throughout the year.