Boxwood trimming

Asked May 8, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

When is it the appropriate time to trim and shape boxwood hedge plants--after new growth, during new growth, anytime you feel like it?

Marion County Oregon sustainable gardening and landscaping pruning horticulture

1 Response

Boxwood is used for hedges and shaping (topiary) because it is so forgiving and tolerant of pruning. How and when to prune is more about the art than the practice, individual taste. We recommend twice a year spring and fall, but in the truest sense the "any time you feel like it" is the best answer.