Posts Tagged ‘boxwood’

Boxwood – Warts on Stem

Not long ago I discussed the symptoms of boxwood leaf miners. If your boxwood leaves do not have the characteristic reddish-yellow mottling caused by the miner, what else could cause a thinning, unhealthy shrub? Taft Eaker runs the homeowner landscape...

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Boxwood – Varieties

In the nursery trade there are basically two species of Boxwood available, English Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) and Japanese Boxwood (Buxus microphylla). English Boxwood is native to southern Europe, northern Africa and western Asia and sometimes is referred to as Common...

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Boxwood – Leaf Miner

Q: I have boxwoods that are about four feet tall and have never pruned them extensively. Last year’s growth is mottled looking. I know how to prune them by reaching deep inside the shrub with hand clippers. Can I do...

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Boxwood – Pruning

Q: What is the best way to prune boxwoods? A: Electric hedge trimmers are the devil’s tool when it comes to boxwoods. The trimmers are so easy to use, it is tempting to make green meatballs out of your landscape...

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