When to cut boxwood in the garden so that the bushes grow twice as fast

Julia PeschanskayaLife

Boxwood is an ornamental shrub that grows up to two meters in height. Landlords often use it for landscaping. It is an evergreen shrub, which will decorate your garden or yard even in winter.

Although boxwood is not too demanding in care, there are a few rules that must be observed. OBOZREVATEL will tell you how to cut the bush correctly so that it grows twice as fast.

Boxwood is better to trim twice a year to make it grow dense and lush. Cut them in April. If the winter was short and not very cold, it should be done in March. The second time to cut is preferably in the first half of August.

Cut off about 1/3 of the boxwood's length in summer. If you want to create a hedge from the plant, cut the top of the bush. Cut the shrub on each side immediately after planting to create a certain shape.

To do this, use pruning or garden shears. Blunt tools will damage the branches and this will lead to the appearance of fungal diseases.

Cutting boxwood is best on a cloudy day as sunlight weakens the bushes. Water the plant abundantly and apply fertilizer after pruning.

If you want the boxwood to grow faster, you need to cut young branches more than half their length. Do this in the first year after planting the bush and in March of the second year. Shorten the branches at the beginning of vegetation in the next years (the process of growth, development of the plant and its vital activity) and cut dry shoots off.

Old boxwood can also be rejuvenated with proper pruning. When the shrub has reached a sufficient height, all annual growths should be cut back in spring.

Old boxwood has thick and woody branches, which react differently to pruning than young bushes. That is why you should get rid of them during the second summer pruning. This will help to avoid cavities that ugly the plant.

Earlier OBOZREVATEL published the top-8 evergreen bushes and trees that are ideal for fences.

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