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Q.stimulating growth on buxus

Zone Oxford, UK | ams added on July 14, 2016 | Answered

Stimulating growth in mature buxus parts that were not exposed to light. I had to replace a very mature buxus topiary for a new one, which, unfortunately, is a bit smaller. This has revealed parts of a neighboring pyramind-shape topiary, which have previously not been exposed to light due to proximity to the old plant. There is no green growth in that area, please see photos).

I would be very grateful for any advice on how to stimulate growth in this part of the pyramid to fill the gap between the two plants. Thank you in advance!


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Answered on July 15, 2016

Many thanks for the answer LuvaLeigh. Will do so! Fingers crossed it won't take too long :)

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Answered on July 15, 2016

The pruning itself will stimulate the cells and allow for new growth. Maintain typical care and add a fertilizer to the mix in early spring. They are not an acid loving plant so use a granular urea fertilizer, 10-6-4.

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