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charlies
03-11-2004, 08:04 PM
hardwood mulch and boxwoods

they do not go well together, right? have i heard correctly that pine bark mulch is an acceptable alternative?

NCSULandscaper
03-11-2004, 10:29 PM
i use hardwood mulch around boxwoods all the time and they have never had a problem before.

D Felix
03-12-2004, 07:45 AM
I've never known it to be a problem to use hardwood bark mulch around boxwoods. I've probably planted several thousand that way and the only problems I've ever had were not related to mulch....


Dan

Tharrell
03-12-2004, 10:48 AM
The only potential problem I can think of is possible fungus from the mulch. If you're treating the boxwoods it shouldn't be a problem. Contrary to a homeowners opinion, they are not low maintenence and can live hundreds of years if properly taken care of.