Boxwood Shrubs for Your Garden

Posted by Tammy Sons on 3rd Feb 2016

Wednesday, September 14

Boxwood shrub is a common choice for hedging or topiary in gardens. It is best for people who are looking for shrubs for hedging purposes. Boxwood shrubs have beautiful green foliage that can add color to your home garden all year round.

Boxwoods need very less maintenance and occasional pruning to maintain the shape. With just a few efforts you can manage these plants well. Boxwood has many species and their size can vary depending upon their variety. They happen to be the most versatile landscaping plants and can be used for hedging, borders, topiary or as a screen between two different patches. They can also be planted in containers or pots.

Boxwoods can be propagated from cuttings and also from seeds. They should be planted in well- drained soil and should not be left under- watered because it can seriously damage the plant leaving the foliage dry. Plant them in partially shaded areas as they do best in shady patches. Rich and loamy soil helps in encouraging the growth of plants. Mulching the plants with wood chips or bark will ensure that the roots remain moist and the soil does not dry out fast. Add fertilizers on annual basis to provide extra nourishment to your plants so that they remain healthy. Frost in the winters can seriously damage the plant and the foliage can turn dry and brown in color. It is best to take care of the plant and keep it healthy so that it is saved from the severe damage.

You can try out many things with your boxwood shrubs. Prune them to get a desired shape and effect. The key is to maintain them well so that they add to the beauty of your garden for many years to come. So go ahead and try out boxwood shrubs to give your garden an evergreen look. Privet hedges are another good source.