When to plant a Boxwood in Massachusetts

Old 10-09-16, 06:11 AM
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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.
Old 10-09-16, 06:38 AM
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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.
Old 10-09-16, 08:31 AM
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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.

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