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Stately home Buxus

Post  Jonny D on Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:55 am

Hi all,

Some of you may know me, some may not, however, I thought I should start posting more as everyone is so generous with pics and info. on the forum that I should get involved more.

This is my Box. I have had this tree 4 years. Everything you see has been grown from a raw stump with no branch work or shari at all. I largely spent year one wondering what to do with it. The front has recently been changed to the angle you now see, hence the planting angle. The tree came from a statley home in yorkshire where they were ripping out the hedge work.

Suggestions on the final pot welcome.

Enjoy, Jonny.






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Re: Stately home Buxus

Post  JimLewis on Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:51 pm

Nice work so far. Even a slowly as these grow, though, I think you need to cut the branches back to promote more side branches and thickening of the main branches. As is, the branches seem a bit thin for the thickness of the very nice trunk and base and the agend look given by the deadwood.

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Re: Stately home Buxus

Post  Jonny D on Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:36 pm

Hi Jim,

Your absolutley right. As it stands the braches are a bit thin, I guess this will improve with time, but its a bit of a catch between building side branches, as you suggest by cutting back, or letting them grow long to improve their thickness. I'm trying to be patient and letting them go a bit before I cut them back, but will probably do it this year or next.

Jonny.

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