Boxwood Shrubs

Box Hedge

roger.rn.marshall added on April 30, 2016 | Answered

I have inherited a neglected box hedge. The foliage is on the outside of long woody stems and branches about 18 inches from the main stem. Can I cut it back hard to narrow the hedge and, if so, when? Also, when will the new foliage appear? Thanks.

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 2, 2016

You can attempt a rejuvenation prune, which can help open up the plants to allow sunlight and air flow. If no part of the interior is producing leaves, this may leave you with nothing.
Early Winter is the best time to do this type of prune.
Boxwood are slow growing.

Here are some links with more information.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Boxwood Shrubs

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.