Buxus transplanting advice

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Buxus transplanting advice

Postby frasero » November 17th, 2015, 4:12 pm

Hi all,
We have about 10 buxus in our rental property's yard that I've been given the OK to move.
They were forming a waist high hedge but my house mates gave them all a chop at trunk height about 8 weeks ago.
They've bounced back well with lots of growth and I've just given them the odd prune.
What should I do from here?
Will I need to slowly reduce the rootball and transfer them to large poly pots before trying to place them in bonsai pots?
With the reduced foliage they're now supporting will they handle transplanting well or should they be left to recover?
Is it too late in the season to move them at all?
Any advice appreciated.

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Re: Buxus transplanting advice

Postby shibui » November 17th, 2015, 5:30 pm

I think Buxus are tough enough to cope with transplant now, especially as they have been reduced substantially.
I always cut roots hard first up but I'd put them into black pots for a start to recover and start training before potting them into bonsai pots. I know others don't like to reduce roots too much at first so you can take your pick. You have a few so why not experiment with several different methods and report the results?
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Re: Buxus transplanting advice

Postby Tsmalls » October 23rd, 2017, 6:32 pm

How did they go?

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