Boxwood in Maine?

ginny12January 5, 2005

I am reading a biography of Sarah Orne Jewett, who lived in South Berwick. There is a reference to Lafayette visiting S. Berwick and walking up a box-bordered path to the front door. Does boxwood really survive in Maine through the winter--or any number of winters? Anyone have any experience growing box in Maine?

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veilchen(5b southern Maine)

There is plenty of it growing in hedges in my town. I'm not sure what the variety is, though. The ones I see are long-established and appear to have been growing a long time.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2005 at 7:38AM
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lukifell(zone5 NH)

Box is hardy at least to the southern edge of Zone 4.

Note: If your Box dies back in the Spring, do not lose hope. Simply prune off all the smaller branches. Leave the main stem. New growth will appear by mid-summer and be 2' tall by Fall.

I removed several Box plants that I thought were dead but they weren't. Don't make the same mistake I did.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2005 at 9:40PM
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