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Boxwood in Maine?

Posted by Ginny12 z5 MA (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 5, 05 at 16:21

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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RE: Boxwood in 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.

RE: Boxwood in Maine?

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.

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