Boxwood are one of those indispensable evergreens shrubs used for their formality, low maintenance and deer resistance. they add instant definition and structure to outdoor spaces.
Spring fertilizing and summer pruning keep them looking good so you can spend your time on the fussier material. A good fertilization helps them recover from stresses caused by winter winds and freezing temps. Although most other evergreens get fed Holly-tone which is for acid loving plants (ie. Azaleas, Rhododendron, Conifers which like a pH between 4.5 – 6.0), Boxwood are different. This broadleaf evergreen is not an acid loving plant, it prefers a pH between 6.5 – 7.0. Using a fertilizer like Espoma’s Plant-tone (100% organic), Roots, M-Roots and Healthy Start will each give them just what they need, being plants that like a more neutral pH.

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