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Nursery Stock to Bonsai 2 months 1 week ago #44439

Hello! I am about to get three large boxwoods from family that is moving away. I see great potential in the trucks, yet I do not want to move too quickly. Last time, I killed a tree by removing too much material.

So, should I only prune foliage for this season and wait to prune the roots until next? Or can I do both now? What percentage of each (branches/roots) is safe to remove in one sitting? Thank you!
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Nursery Stock to Bonsai 2 months 1 week ago #44440

Are they in pots? Or in the ground?

pictures?
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Nursery Stock to Bonsai 2 months 1 week ago #44443

They are currently in the ground- I am digging them up in two days. I do not have photos, but I will upload them once I bring them home.
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Nursery Stock to Bonsai 2 months 1 week ago #44448

rareclairebear wrote: They are currently in the ground- I am digging them up in two days. I do not have photos, but I will upload them once I bring them home.


I would then trim as little as possible. The plant will need foliage to repair the roots.
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