When to plant a Boxwood in Massachusetts


  #1  
Old 10-09-16, 06:11 AM
J
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 488
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
When to plant a Boxwood in Massachusetts

I live in eastern Massachusetts.....just south of Boston. I've been wanting to plant a Boxwood but have held off due to the Summer heat and drought conditions. I decided to wait until the Fall.....but is it too late to plant now? Weather has been fairly mild for this time of year but could change at any time.
 
  #2  
Old 10-09-16, 06:38 AM
P
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 28,337
Received 1,628 Likes on 1,461 Posts
I would plant now. Boxwood is an evergreen which can handle fall planting better than deciduous trees. And, planting now the shrub will still have a good 3-4 months before the soil temp drops enough to stop root growth.
 
  #3  
Old 10-09-16, 08:31 AM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,964
Likes: 0
Received 9 Likes on 8 Posts
I agree with Dane. Just a point of interest. Don't plant it too close to the house, as their full grown diameter can intrude on the space causing moisture problems.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: