Dee Runk Boxwood
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- Highly versatile - can grow tall and/or wide
- Requires minimal annual pruning
- Deer resistant
Weight: 25 lbs
Container Size: 5 gallon
About This Plant
Up to 96 inches
Up to 24 inches
Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers
Attractive Foliage, Deer And Rabbit Resistant
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care DescriptionIt is best to plant your Boxwood in Fall to allow its root system to grow, making for a strong and healthy shrub. May be clipped or trimmed back to desired shape, however this plant grows slowly.
Effort of Care
Chalk, clay, loam
Will grow in a varitey of shaded situations. Do not plant in full shade, will decrease foliage density. Full Sun will burn foliage.
Water regularly (weekly) or more often when temperatures rise
Disease and Pests
Generally resistant to most diseases and pests. Boxwood Blight caused by long periods of foliage moisture, boxwood leafminer, boxwood mite and boxwood psyllid.
USDA Hardiness Zone