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Boxwood Hard Prune in Summertime

This Japanese boxwood belonged to a bush at my moms and dad’s location. If I desired any of the plants for bonsai, they were increasing their carport and also asked. I stated yes. At the time, in 1994, the boxwood had to do with 40 years of ages, making it around 70 currently.

Like numerous broadleaf evergreens, after the very first flush of development sets off there’s a possibility to reduce boxwood back. Lessening is best carried out in summertime for them to leaf out prior to loss. They such as the warm. Attempt to time it a couple of weeks after solidifying off, to provide the plant adequate time to replenish its sugar products so it can grow back from lessening.

We did this a little bit late for our neck of the timbers, right here in the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A.. , if you have a great deal of summertime left it may still be feasible for you.. Or, bear in mind for following year.

Make certain your plant is solid, with great expansions. Boxwood react finest if fed well in the loss, and also in the springtime, to do as radical a summertime reduced back as revealed right here.


Japanese boxwood in a training pot “medspa” to increase vitality. The plant hasn’t been touched all year.


Carmen making it …


Lessening completed. One more instance of this is our workout with Satsuki azalea For this to function well, reduced inside the perfect cover dimension, and also allow the tree expand bent on fulfill it. The appearance of this one does advise me of ficus and also hibiscus defoliation methods, to prepare for display screen. Old boxwood do not have the power of a ficus, however, and also I do not suggest this as a yearly method.

This was the boxwood 26 years back, 2 years after eliminating it from a bush. I created this post for International Bonsai the year I left for my instruction in Japan.

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