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Q.Our Nine Year Old Boxwoods Are Separating Down The Middle. Should I Have Pruned Them Shorter?

Zone 78633 | gaffstergal added on August 28, 2022 | Answered

Our courtyard has boxwoods on three sides. I was wanting them to grow together. Sorry I don’t have a picture

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BushDoctor
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Answered on August 29, 2022

Unfortunately, without photos it is hard to say. They could be splitting due to a number of reasons, but they shouldn't be splitting due to improper pruning. This could indicate disease, or improper soil conditions.

Here are some articles that will help you to care for your shrubs:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/boxwood

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