Cut or grow Japanese boxwood pruning

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    Not sure if I should top this or let it grow. Trying to get a wide hedge. About 3ish years old been growing in this spot for 1.

    Location Florida.

    Currently start of growing season IMG_20230402_124957_HDR

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    They look so cute! My suggestion would be to prune the tips of each branch as soon as it’s 4-5 inches long.

    Snipping off the tips will cause each branch to grow 2 or 3 new shoots. Since this boxwood will grow about a foot in a year, this means you’ll have to go through the shrubs 2 or 3 times this season. You’ll quickly see it grow much more dense and lush! But it won’t grow tall as fast.

    Maybe start giving it a squarish shape next year only, not yet this year.

    Nature makes us patient and humble.

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