new 45 y.o kingsville boxwood

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Post  stagz on Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:40 pm

hey guys, this is a 45 year old kingsville boxwood i just acquired a club auction. cleaned it up a bit, it had been neglected and i got it for an amazing deal. id like you guys to tell me what you think of it, advice, critique, everything! thanks





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Post  Poink88 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:43 pm

AWESOME tree!!!! thumbs up

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Post  mike page on Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:20 pm

You got a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy

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Post  stagz on Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:38 pm

if i told you what i got it for, your jaw would hit the floor. i was one of two people to bid on it out of the 50 there, and the lady wasnt hard to out bid. i was completely in shock that i got it

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Post  stagz on Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:41 pm

it hasnt been repotted in 3 years so id like to put it in a really nice pot this spring, she deserves it. any ideas on styles, colors, shapes, do's, dont's? thanks

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Post  Poink88 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:49 pm

So tell! Wink

One thing I would do is clean up some of the exposed roots, looks like there is a better base hidden under...then add more soil to bury most of them. Repot come spring.

Hard to tell about the branches if it need wiring. From the pics it looks like they are well placed. Looks like it needs a lot more ramification. If it can be induced to bud back, I would chase some of the branches back slowly but never worked with Kingsville so I am not sure.

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Post  yamasuri on Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:03 am

Congrats. Very nice tree.

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Post  Jkd2572 on Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:46 am

This tree has no future. Please send to Plano, Texas.

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Post  Seth Ellwood on Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:14 am

it is a nice tree indeed mabye try to wire down the right root that in the air on your next repot use some fish tank air hose tubing and put the wire through it to keep the wire from sacring the bark and plant it a bit deeper .

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Post  leatherback on Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:49 am

Jkd2572 wrote:This tree has no future. Please send to Plano, Texas.
Twisted Evil

Na, cold climate tree. Send to the Netherlands. Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:05 am

stagz wrote:hey guys, this is a 45 year old kingsville boxwood i just acquired a club auction. cleaned it up a bit, it had been neglected and i got it for an amazing deal. id like you guys to tell me what you think of it, advice, critique, everything! thanks





I think is has both sides, the age/bark/trunk base and beginning of the branch structure...That is very nice! What above that, i think is a bit far away, green at the edges. I would like the green matching the nicer 'lower part' in a better way, so my hope for you is that you'll have splendid backbudding in the next few years. What kind of techniques you will use, or if that is your plan, i dont know.

Please notice alsof that boxwood is not my favorite anyway :-)

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Post  stagz on Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:38 am

haha sorry guys, shes all mine, and i have big plans for her future. yea the foliage is pretty sparse. the previous owner did no fertilizing what so ever, and seriously neglected her. i have her on a strict diet now so she's gonna be fattening up real nice haha i did some more clean up on her after work today, ill post an update pic tomorrow evening. thanks for the feed back!

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new 45 yo kingsville boxwood

Post  moyogijohn on Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:01 am

MAN,,You have a winner !! I wold only plant it deeper to hide some of the small roots. get back budding on branches..it will be great...take care john

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Post  lordy on Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:59 pm

I have one similar to your great looking tree. I have discovered a few things in the decade or so of having it. In Maryland anyway, my Kingsvilles dont like the sun much. They thrive in part sun. They do like a good feeding, but have not seen better results with more food.
Regarding ramification, yours has very good and even foliage. They do tend to get very dense and block the sunlight from getting down inside, which hampers foliage development and backbudding. Try to thin out the outer "shell" of foliage. I thinned mine substantially then put it back in the ground and it rebounded well.
Realize that they are very slow growers, and the established branches that you have are decades old and will be brittle, so be careful trying to wire them too much.












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Post  Poink88 on Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:21 pm

Lordy your tree is wonderful as well. Great job getting it to back bud and the new foliage looks very healthy.

I like what you did but had this been mine, I probably kept more of those nice branches you had to begin with. Thin the branches a bit & shorten some then build ramification. It is just my personal preference though.

Looking at your 2nd pic made me feel like sitting under a giant tree actually.

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