Too late for Graham Blandy boxwood install?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Barkleymut, Dec 9, 2002.

  1. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I need to install 26 Graham Blandy boxwoods for a customer that I did a big install for this fall. I couldn't locate this variety until now. BUT now that we have a couple of inches of snow on the ground (should be gone in a couple days) am I going to have to replace many of these come late spring? I just want to finish this job really bad so I can clean up and mulch. I am in Richmond, VA zone 7a. 7a is rated down to 0-5 degrees but I honestly can't remember anytime in the past 10 years that it has been below 10 degrees. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Broadleaved evergreens planted late in the year tend to get dried out over the winter because the rootball and surrounding soil do not exchange water well and the leaves give up water. I would wait.
     

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