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Pruning large box shrubs

Box should be pruned in spring and mid-summer, if that's any help - I'm having to guess what your question was!


  • Gemma2Gemma2 Posts: 4
    And what about quite small bo - I have plants about 12" high, 3 yrs old - not pruned them thus far, but they are beginning to look pretty straggly this year, and have put on quite a lot of growth quite recently
  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Same applies to them, shape them as you need to.

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    Now till end June is the optimal time to prune any buxux/box. You can see the new growth easily as it is a paler green so you avoid cutting the old wood.

  • Gemma2Gemma2 Posts: 4
    That's really helpful - thanks!
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