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Boxwood propogation & care

Boxwood, known as Buxus in botanical terms, are excellent landscape plants. There are many varieties, with most of them being hardy to zone 5, some to zone 4. The above photo is Korean Boxwood.

Being deer resistant makes Boxwood an excellent choice for any location that is likely to be visited by deer. The upright varieties make excellent evergreen hedges, while the lower growing compact varieties work well in foundation plantings, and outlying planting beds.

The can be easily pruned and shaped, and are very easy to grow from cuttings.

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