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Tree of genus *Buxus*, also known as "box".

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Box tree seedlings - what do they look and feel like…?

I purchased, online, seeds advertised as 'Box Tree' as I wanted to grow them myself. I planted them and now am getting the results, but they do not look like Box Tree...? Can anyone help or validate ...
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What is this big caterpillar in my yard?

Does anyone know what this big caterpillar is? It is bright yellow with kind of geometrical triangular grey strips on the back, and also black points. It is huge for the region: 5 to 7 centimetres ...
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Box tree turns bright yellow

Last year I transplanted six box trees from my brother in law's garden. One of them, the biggest (see last image), turned completely yellow without losing a single leaf, so I cut it down. Now another ...
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Asian box caterpillar

I noticed some brown leaves on my box plants and thought it may be blight. A week later I was watering close to the biggest, 7feet topiary trimmed, specimen when I noticed a rotten farmyard odour. On ...
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Best season to plant English Box small rooted cuttings into the garden

I am living in Melbourne on South East coast of Australia and I'm wondering when the best time to plant the cuttings of English box which have sprouted roots about 8 weeks ago. They are currently in a ...
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Is there anything that really helps against the Box tree caterpillar once they are spreading?

About a week ago I noticed that some of our Boxwood plants (Buxus Sempervirens) contain a green caterpillar and a few days later the caterpillars had spread rapidly to almost all other Boxwood plants. ...
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Why is this boxwood suffering? Is it box blight or an insect-infection?

I have two small boxwood hedges in my garden which I have trained over the years by cutting into the form of a cuboid. One hedge is in a shady and wet place, one is fully exposed to the sun, south ...
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What's the best way to treat boxwood winter burn?

I have a boxwood that appears to have suffered some significant winter burn. About half of the branches have yellow leaves. What's the best treatment? Should I prune the affected branches, or leave ...
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How far apart should I plant Japanese box for a low hedge?

I was wondering what the distance is when planting Japanese box hedge. I plan to space them every 20cm as the height of the hedge will be approx 30cm when trimmed. Is 20cm the correct spacing?
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How tall can Boxwood Green Velvet really grow?

I really like the 'boxwood green velvet' for privacy hedge but I ideally need at least 5 ft of height. Most sources for example here says it grows 2 to 4 ft but at least one claims it grows 4 to 6 ft ...
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Why are my boxwood shrubs dropping yellow leaves?

The shrubs in front of our home look great. The ones in back were transplanted three years ago and have been doing fine and recovering. The only issue I've had is psyllids. The leaves are in various ...
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How do I prune boxwoods to control for boxwood leaf miner?

Our boxwoods have a moderate infestation of boxwood leaf miners. Sources recommend pruning to help manage them, and mention that you should cut at a certain time in the pest's lifecycle. But they don'...
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Redwood planter - Should I treat it and how?

I just built a nice planter in my garden, and would like to plant some flowers and edible vegetables (i.e. corn, tomatoes and more). Should I treat the wood and how? Let me add a few details: It's ...
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What is a safe proximity for a Boxwood hedge to a paver walkway?

Background I am designing a screen of narrow shrubs for a space between a sunken stairwell and an existing paver walkway. The width of the area in question is 2.5' with a desired plant height of 5'. ...
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Control of Boxwood Psyllids

Do I have to use an insecticide spray or will a detergent like Dawn be just as effective?
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How to trim and form a boxwood hedge for a beginner?

I would like to put my small boxwood hedge into a rectangular form. I never did this before - I need newbie advices. It is useful to construct a frame/framework to guide? What material do I need to ...
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When is the right time to trim boxwood?

I have a little hedge of boxwood which I let alone for a year. This year I would like form it a little bit. When is the right time to gently cut and trim boxwood? Can I do it several times during the ...
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Box-blight or just the effects of winter

I have some small box-trees which start to have some yellow leaves on the top of some branches. Is this the start of box-blight or just the effects of winter. We have some low temperatures (down to -5 ...
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How do I get rid of box rust in December? Will fungicide work?

I have two buxus which have suffered a lack of water due to irrigation failing in the summer and no time to hand water them. There is a definite orange tinge to the first 2 or 3 inches of top growth. ...
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What exactly is an outdoor bonsai?

I recently got a Brussels Boxwood Bonsai, 3 years old. And I have it placed indoors near an optimally sunlit area and apartment temperature is around 70 F.There seems to be a little bit of wilting/...
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Japanese box hedge failing to thrive. What to do?

I have a Japanese box hedge which is not exactly dying, but is definitely failing to thrive. When I moved in (5 years ago) it was looking much better. So it's not about the location, but that the ...