Boxwood Shrubs

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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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.

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