Will partly dead boxwoods look good a few years from now?

04/24/2014 8:50 AM

04/24/2014 8:50 AM

I have a few young boxwoods that came out of the winter with about a quarter of the branches dead. We these plants fill themselves in after a few years or ought I to start over. Thanks - Cindy

Answer:

Boxwoods as well as other evergreens took it on the chin this past winter. Prune at the dead wood and give it time and the plant will fill back in. That is one of the beauties of boxwood as they are a little more forgiving. Provide good care this summer to help improve new growth. - Dennis, Johnson County Extension

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