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boxwood flowers 2 years 5 months ago #17851

hello guys, im trying to turn a boxwood into a bonsai, its doing well after a heavy pruning a couple of months ago, iv noticed a lot of flower buds starting to form, should i be removing these to redirect the plants energy or just let the plant grow freely?
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boxwood flowers 2 years 5 months ago #17854

what country are you in? Are you sure they are flower buds?
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boxwood flowers 2 years 5 months ago #17857

im in the falkland islands in the south atlantic, ill add a picture, the other boxwoods in my garden are getting small purple flowers on them so i assume they are.

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boxwood flowers 2 years 5 months ago #17858

so are you in summer or winter? I would remove the flowers.
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boxwood flowers 2 years 5 months ago #17859

were in summer now, i wouldnt mind if it was 1 or 2 flowers but there seems to be loads! should i pinch them out or cut them off?
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boxwood flowers 2 years 5 months ago #17860

The flowers are quite small and won't take too much energy from the plant. I think I would not remove them.
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boxwood flowers 2 years 5 months ago #17861

As far as I know, most of the enery is spent creating the flower. The stage tha buds are in now, look fairly full grown. As such, I would leave them, and enjoy for a few days before taking them off so they do not set seed.
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boxwood flowers 7 months 3 weeks ago #35859

the plant you have a hebe and they do flower and get larger trunks eventually here in victoria bc canada i have seen some of them near 100 years old planted in front gardens of old heritage houses, ive seen them less then 3 feet high with 3-4 in diameter trunks. i often thought of asking to dig one up for bonsai. i had a purple variety but it never did thicken up.

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