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boxwood issues
« on: April 25, 2014, 07:48 PM »
I have several boxwoods that came from a local nursery here in Colorado, not sure of the exact cultivar. I purchased them 3 or 4 years ago and all have been treated the exact same way as far as repotting and over-wintering. Typically they get pale green, almost yellowish over the course of the winter as they did this past winter. The 3 others had been greening up normally over the past couple weeks. This one however remained the dull winter color and upon closer inspection, appears almost dehydrated at this point. Most of the foliage seems to be on the way out, but the trunk is pretty good and I would still like to see if I can get it to turn around. The new advantageous shoots from last year (on the interior of the canopy mainly) appear better, but not great. I took it out of it's pot and have decided that is was/is probably root bound. Curious what people might do to try and save the plant. My initial thought was to simply put it in a bigger container with good substrate, but perhaps there is something better to try? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Oh, if memory serves me, when purchased, most, but not all of the original soil was washed out and modern substrate after that. In other words, there may be some of the original, crappy soil in the middle of the rootball.



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Re: boxwood issues
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2014, 01:39 PM »
I beleive Anthony calls it the " core ".

I'd clean that crappy soil out of the core.