The best time to transplant a boxwood shrub is late winter, right before growth begins, or early fall, before the ground freezes. Boxwoods can also be transplanted in very early spring before new foliage begins to grow. More »

Conifers, such as spruce, pine, rosemary and yew, are evergreen trees and shrubs. Boxwood, holly and Evergreen Viburnum are deciduous evergreen shrubs. Yucca is an evergreen succulent. More »

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Some common problems with boxwood shrubs include twig blight, root rot and insect damage. Extreme weather can also damage the plants and lead to unattractive features. More »

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The best time to prune coral bark Japanese maple is late fall or early winter when the tree is dormant. You need a pruning saw, lopping shears, bypass pruning shears and, if the tree is tall, a pole pruner. More »

According to North Carolina State University extension office, the best time of year to plant a Leyland cypress is in late March, using plants that have been rooted the previous fall or winter. When planted, the trees sh... More »

To care for a holly shrub, plant the shrub in a sunlit area that drains well, water it on a weekly basis, use organic mulch to promote plant growth, and fertilize it during the fall. Also, prune the shrub lightly as desi... More »

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The optimum time to heavily trim a yew for size maintenance is in late winter or early spring before the shrub begins new growth. Follow-up trimming is done from mid-June until August. Avoid autumn shearing because it st... More »

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