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Boxwood in shade

Posted by TaraRose z5/6 MO (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 24, 04 at 17:54

I just bought some Wintergreen boxwood, and I was surprised to see that you can grow it in full sun to full shade! Do any of you grow boxwood in the shade? Does it get leggy or anything? I can't wait to plant it; I just love the texture of the leaves.


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RE: Boxwood in shade

Not in full shade, but with only about three hours of sun.

RE: Boxwood in shade

I have two in full shade along the North wall of my house.

Both have been sadly neglected by the PO--unpruned, weeds growing up in an around them, etc. However, one is recovering, and it is fairly thick and green. The other is a little yellow and leggy, which I blame on lack of care instead of lack of sun. (I haven't done anything to rejunvenate either of them.)

RE: Boxwood in shade

I have three that I planted on the north side of my house. They get about 3 hours of sun a day and look great. They wintered over nicely, too.

RE: Boxwood in shade

Can boxwood stand moist shade? What sort of fertilizer does it need? This question is about a small enclosed terrace garden in Nashville, TN not my New Hampshire garden. Any shade ideas for an atrium garden will be appreciated!

RE: Boxwood in shade

Not very moist, no.

Boxwood in shade does better with an annual thinning. There is a good description here.

Here is a link that might be useful: thinning boxwood

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