Boxwood Shrubs

Freezing Weather and Dwarf English Boxwood

baysj2 added on January 4, 2017 | Answered

Does it benefit them to cover English boxwood dwarfs during sub-freezing 20 degree weather?

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Answered on January 5, 2017

This plant is listed as hardy in USDA gardening zones 6-8 and marginally hardy in zone 5. That means it can tolerate temperatures down to -10 degrees F, or -20 degrees F with protection. Therefore 20 degree weather shouldn't be a problem for the shrub.

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