1. Boxwood

Asked by Anonymous - July 22, 2011

How do I root boxwood?


2. Buxus Sempervirens in a Tropical Climate

Asked by AYODEJIADESINA - August 16, 2011

Will Buxus sempervirens grow in Nigeria, a tropical climate, and can the same be grown from seeds?


3. Boxwood Transplanting

Asked by Anonymous - August 21, 2011

Will be transplanting boxwoods from BB to containers. What type of soil is recommended?


4. Get Rid of Wasps in an Ornamental Boxwood Bush

Asked by tina - September 2, 2011

How do I get rid of wasps in an ornamental boxwood bush?

  • I am assuming that these have a nest in the bush. If this is the case, you can use a bag to cover the nest and then cut the nest off the plant. It is best to do this in the very early morning, when wasps are least active and wear long sleeves and long pants, just in case.

    After the nest is removed from the plant, you can either fill the bag with wasp killer or WD-40. That will kill them in the bag.

5. Pruning Boxwood Hedges

Asked by Anonymous - September 2, 2011

I would like to trim/shape my boxwood hedges soon (September). I live in Kansas City, MO. Is it safe to trim them now? Not a hard trim but to really give them a formal look.


6. Pruning English Boxwoods

Asked by Anonymous - September 20, 2011

I planted English boxwood when they were 8 inches tall to border a small rose garden. They are now almost 2 feet high and around, and form a solid border. I need to prune them to a better shape and neaten them. The border is square shaped, formal, with a raised urn in the center and four short paths from each side to the center, roses in the four corners. I think I want the four corner shrubs a little taller and maybe pyramidal. When should I prune, and how much can be done at one time?

  • The best time to prune your English Boxwoods is when they are dormant. So once they have gone dormant prune them to the shape you desire but try to shape them with the least pruning possible at any one time. Once you see how the following seasons growth goes, it is easy to see how much more pruning is needed and where. Going slowly allows you to get the look you want and less effect to the overall performance of the plants. Here is a link for you for some further interesting reading on this subject: http://www.thepruningschool.com/Articles/boxwoodPruning.htm

7. How to KILL Boxwood

Asked by hooahh13 - March 25, 2012

I have these bushes that turn into trees that look exactly like Boxwood. They are taking over some of the place I want to open my yard, which I can’t do until I kill them out. So please, how do you kill them? Please email me the answer. Thank you so much!!!

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