Clouding Boxwoods

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by coultman859, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Just Me

    Just Me LawnSite Member
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    Of course we want pictures. Boxwoods are beautiful. They just stink like cat urine!!
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  2. Belgium

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    Lol sometimes we plant boxwoods like this on purpose because peole like it over here. Of course we do plant them individually too and if you trim them regularly you can keep them perfectly in shape
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  3. coultman859

    coultman859 LawnSite Member
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    That's why I'm not quite sure what larryinalabama was talking about.
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  4. larryinalabama

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  5. coultman859

    coultman859 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Larry.
    Here are some more pictures from a few more properties today.

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  6. Just Me

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    Have to say. That is not undulation. That is mass mounds. The idea of boxwood is elegant and airy. Not clumpy and dumpy. That would not be acceptable around here.
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  7. coultman859

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    really? I know what you mean by being clumpy, but either way they are extremely popular here. Just very interesting.
     
  8. coultman859

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    However in The Art of Creative Pruning, I hvae found a few examples of box being trimmed this way. hm.
     
  9. larryinalabama

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    Cool pictures.
     
  10. UKHortCat

    UKHortCat LawnSite Member
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    Hey coult, I also work in Lexington. Clouding is extremely popular in the Chinoe/Richmond Rd area but can be a little tedious. The best way I've found to accomplish clouding is to treat each existing mound as its own "plant". Carve it with a good pair of scissor shears, trimming the farthest side from you to achieve a round look. And don't be afraid to flip them "upside down" and every which way. Its a long process but if you keep your patience it gives a very high end look and a happy customer. Good luck.
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