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Re: moving buxus


oops!  should have mentioned B. sempervirens 'GM'

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: "Agardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 7:17 PM
Subject: [CHAT] moving buxus


> OK, I know I should have asked you folks first, but it's already done so
now
> you can tell me what to expect and how to correct it.
>
> I had a largish Boxwood 'Green Mountain' next to my favorite Japanese
Maple
> (Orangeola) and noticed they were about the same size now.  It seemed like
> the maple wasn't filling out evenly in the direction of the box as if the
> box was inhibitting its growth.  So I decided to move the box over a few
> feet.  This is an unmaimed box, with a naturally graceful pyramidal shape
> about 4 feet high by about 3 feet wide.
>
> If I did this to a deciduous shrub I would cut it back by 1/3 to 1/2, but
I
> don't want to destroy the shape of the box.  And of course I did severe
> damage digging it out, but it did seem to have a fairly shallow root
system
> so, maybe not so bad.
>
> So, how do you think it will do?  It's in a shady spot so it won't suffer
> hot sun right away adding insult to injury.  But will it survive?  Should
I
> cut it back? if so, how?  Would it eventually resume its shape?  I tried
to
> water it in well, but these days our soil won't accept much more water.
If
> things dry up a bit I'll try giving it some root stimulator.
>
> I'd really hate to lose the box, but Orangeola is the more valuable.
>
> Kitty
>
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