Materials for Planting Japanese Boxwood

Views: 14966 | Last Update: 2008-06-16
Planting Japanese boxwood is easy! Learn what you need to plant Japanese boxwood in your garden with this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

About this Author

Lori Young

Video Transcript

Now I'm going to discuss the materials you'll need to create your Japanese Boxwood planting. First of all, you're going to need the Boxwood, itself. The Boxwood comes in one gallon, five gallon or fifteen gallon containers. You choose the size Boxwood you're going to need, whether you're going to create a diminutive hedge, the partier or if you're going to create topiaries. You're going to want to select the mulch you use very carefully. It's going to create a decorative cover which really offsets and highlights your Boxwood and it will also accent your landscaping. I like to use wood bark. Here we have a smaller wood bark, or they have larger size wood bark, but another great choice is decorative rocks. You can get pea gravel, or a larger smooth polish river rocks, or you can use a multi-color, like decorative gravel. You're also going to need to purchase some garden soil from your home improvement center. You can use top soil or garden soil, or here we have a soil amendment. You want to really examine the soil that you're starting out with in your garden and use the soil that you plant the boxwood into as a really, like a wonderful thing that the boxwood is going to grow in and flourish, until the roots spread out. When the roots spread out, they will penetrate into the soil that you already have and the soil will serve to anchor the plant into your landscaping. So, these are all the materials you're going to need to grow Japanese Boxwood.