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Type / Family: Wood from the genus of boxwood (Buxus).
Care: Low. Easy care
Foliage: evergreen. Small oval, thicker leaves in dark green
Growth: Upright bushy, slow growth
Height: Can be determined by cutting yourself. Many varieties are loose without cutting 200cm high
Habitat: Partial shade to shady. Sunny is tolerated with sufficient soil moisture. Fits well with almost any soil, does not tolerate waterlogging well
Planting time: late summer (September). Can be implemented at any time (see also below)
Cut: In the case of a cut from April to August every four weeks, otherwise the cut is sufficient at the end of June and the middle until the end of August at the latest (see also below)
Affiliates: One year olds such as male loyal, daisies, verbs, and magic bells
Propagation: by cuttings (see also below cuttings propagation)
Care: pour moderately, but do not allow to dry out. In the sun high water demand. In March provided with boxwood-long-term fertilizer
Wintering: Winter hardy. Well-insulated pots can stand on the terrace. Protect something from winter sun. In the bed of mulch layer
Boxwood leaf flea (see also below diseases and pests)
Fungal or bacterial infection (see also below diseases and pests)
Pathogen Cylindrocladium buxicola (see also below diseases and pests)
Leaves turn yellow, floury white substance in root zone: fungus that can not be fought. Exchange the book
Is actually called Ordinary boxwood
Can be pulled well as Hochstämmchen
Leaves are poisonous
'Blue Heinz: very popular classic. Compact and slow-growing, therefore very suitable for low hedges. Leaves shimmer slightly green-bluish. Very healthy variety
'Herrenhausen: One of the best known and most frequently offered varieties with dark green foliage
Suffruticosa: Compact growing, therefore very suitable for low hedges
When pruning fall again and again shoot tips, which can be planted again planted boxwood.
For 8-15cm long shoot tips are cut. Risslings are even better. To obtain these, tear off small side branches so that a bit of the bark remains on the branch. The lower leaves are stripped to about half of the cuttings. The safest way is to dip the cut or tear surface in a rooting powder and then put the shoot in a pot filled with seedling soil. It also works without powder, but then you have to expect sacrifices, as probably not all shoots will form roots. The earth is then poured well but very carefully. Buchs is best rooted in a shady, humid place, and in windy and cool places he is grateful for a transparent plastic hood for protection. The earth should be kept moist, but not wet. Excess water must be able to drain off.
The rooting can last until next year and only then can the book be planted out.
The book is clearly one of the cutest compatible plants. Even after a cut in the old wood he drives out again willingly.
The frequency of pruning per year depends on the way the book grows and, of course, on the height it is allowed to reach. However, after the end of August, they did not want to cut anymore so as not to stimulate new shootings that could then freeze in winter.
Anyone who missed his book with a cut (such as bullets, pyramid, animal figure, etc.) should trim it from April to August every four weeks to preserve the shape. Even if he has a small straight hedge, e.g. should form as bedding enclosure this type of cut is recommended.
On the other hand, if you just want to let it grow the way you would like it, a pruning will be enough at the end of June and a second mid to end of August. If it is cut regularly twice a year, it forms a 15cm high sheet carpet, under which weeds have little chance, which is why it is often counted among the ground cover.
Basically, you only cut on cloudy days in order to protect the new shoot tips or leaves cut by the cut from the sun, which otherwise quickly gives them a sunburn. If you want to be on the safe side and attach great importance to the external appearance of the plant, protect it after cutting about a week before the sun to avoid brown spots. Even the young leaves from the middle of the bush, which are now exposed to the sun without protection can easily get a sunburn.
Diseases and pests
Buds exude badly, spoon-like upwards curved leaves - strong cut of all infected shoots just before winter.
Pathogen Cylindrocladium buxicola:
New fungus that is promoted by leaf wetness and often occurs after pruning. Slight brown discoloration of the leaves, later death of leaves and shoots - Carefully cut away affected areas and remove the top layer of soil, as pathogens in the soil can survive for several years.
Fungus or bacterial infection:
Leaves turn yellow quickly, then brown and finally black. Are covered with white plaque (mildew) and smell strong. Often have brown, dry twigs on which the dried, dead leaves stick - No antidote allowed. Remove infected shoots and fallen leaves regularly. Optimal location strengthens the plant. Possibly. Plant tonic (in the specialized trade, dosage instruction note).
No matter how big and no matter how old the book is, it can always be implemented.
Bind the book together and remove the floor with the spade approx. 10-15cm high. Then around 30cm away from the plant with the spade ground cut off. At a smaller distance, the roots could be damaged