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New Box plant, when is the best time to start trimming it?


Bought a Box plant a few weeks ago, it is now planted where i want to use it (eventually) as a 2ft high 2ft long wind-break on the very edge of a border. It is about a foot tall at the moment, 6" diameter and very young roots when i planted it out last week. I would like to start trimming it now so it begins to bush out. Is this a good idea or shall i wait a while??

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I never trim till May when any mistakes will quickly regrow. I do mine as and when they need it in the growing months.

12 Apr, 2011


Sounds sensible, think i shall do just that! will wait a while until it gets established then nip a few shoots (in June up here!!) ta x

15 Apr, 2011


I learnt how to do mine by doing them slowly and never clip the older wood. Good luck

15 Apr, 2011

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