Boxwood Shrubs
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pruning boxwood hedge

Zone 49006 | wilsonkzoo added on September 30, 2018 | Answered

I live in Michigan, zone 6. I had a lot of low boxwood hedges. I clipped them in July last. They look shaggy and I'd like to prune them before winter but I get conflicting advice. Last year I pruned them in a warm day in February, but I'd rather do it now if I can. thanks

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 1, 2018

Now would be a very bad time to do this. July would be a much better time to prune these. Doing so now would not give the shrub enough time to harden off before frost arrives, and would risk the health of the shrub.

This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/boxwood/trimming-boxwood-bushes.htm

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