Boxwood Shrubs

Pruning New Box Hedge

Zone box hedge | trigger added on August 20, 2013 | Answered

I sowed new box hedge in spring of this year. I would like to know when to prune it for the first time. It's about 18 inches tall, no new growth at the base of plant.

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Answered on August 20, 2013

Boxwood, buxus, is best pruned mid-March IMO. Pruned just before flushing will eliminate bare stems and thin spots during the winter. this article should help:

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