heavily pruned A. boxwoods August

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heavily pruned A. boxwoods August

Post by mbarker12474 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:37 pm

I am in King George County, Northern Neck, zone 7b.

I heavily pruned my nine six foot tall American Boxwoods down to bare wood at about two feet tall. In August and early September. Yes, after watching Mark Viette's videos on boxwood pruning, I now know that you are supposed to do this in late winter, not in late summer.

My A. Boxwoods are on the shady north side of the house, up against the house, between a sidewalk and the house.

Should I protect my late-pruned boxwoods in some manner? How? When?

I plan to mulch heavily. Ground is now bare dirt.

I have fertilized with Holly Tone.

Should I cover them with bags or covering of some sort? Now? Later this fall? When it frosts? Burlap? Plant fabric? Plastic bags?

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