Remember when I hacked at all these boxwood in 2013 and then did away with them once wisteria bloom was over and everything started to grow?
It had potential. I ran out of steam.
Alison said she did not like the smell of Boxwood. Japanese box like grows best here does not have the cat pee aroma of English Boxwood. When they bloom the blossoms smell like grape Kool aid.
I spent enough time this morning to gather a tarp full of box cuttings before rain started. New growth has already commenced so I am behind. Some new growth was nipped by the last freeze. All that growth is coming off anyhow.
Here's boxwood from 2011 and here's what I said about it:
Japanese boxwood, Buxus microphylla is hardy to USDA Zone 5. It has been grown in the United States since about 1890 and is the most adaptable of all boxwood. Leaves are glossy, 1/2 inch wide by 1 inch long, have medium green color when grown in shade. It is an open, quick-growing shrub which can reach 8 ft tall. Plant width is often difficult to determine because of naturally occurring layering. Japanese boxwood is heat tolerant. Pruning can be done to shape plants and increase density any time of the year except six weeks before the average date of the first frost in the fall.
This notion about pruning anytime does not apply here. Once wasps start nesting, I best be indoors out of the heat and away from the possibility of being stung.