Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’ (Boxwood, 24-28″ seen here) lend themselves well to hedging, containers and formal gardens for their conical shape. Growing slowly to about 5′ x 3′ they are easily trimmed to keep a tidy look. Trimming can be done up to about August 15th so any new growth has time to harden off before a hard frost.
Although most evergreens are fertilized with Holly-tone which is for acid loving plants (ie. Azaleas, Rhododendron, Conifers), Boxwood actually thrive in soil with a higher pH, 6.5 – 7.0. Using a fertilizer like Espoma’s Plant-tone, which is 100% organic, will give them just what they need without making the soil more acidic.

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