Pruning Old Boxwoods
Hi all. I was asked to prune some old boxwoods, and I was wondering about the best way to do it. They are about 6' tall, fairly old, and they seem a little sparse on the inside beneath the outer foliage. I know that some evergreens can take a hard pruning to within a couple feet of the ground and come back vigorously. If I cut back old boxwoods to half their size, will they just look terrible for a long time and then die anyway?
Any thoughts are appreciated.