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Question by  scresci (23)

How long does it take for boxwood hedges to become mature?

I want to create a border at the rear of my yard.


Answer by  SallyJ (1010)

Boxwoods grow very slowly, especially certain dwarf varieties. Depending on your needs it might be necessary to choose a faster growing shrub. Alternatively, you can source mature boxwood plants that have already reached their full size. These have often been pruned into unnatural shapes, so if you want a more natural look you might have to wait.


Answer by  christina215 (13)

It takes about a year or two for boxwood hedges to become mature. It all solely depends on the type of boxwood hedge and how big it is. It shouldn't take any longer than two years though.


Answer by  cafish (2035)

It depends on the type that you purchase. Some take a few years. Others take as long as fifty years to mature.


Answer by  dwammer (710)

Boxwood hedges are very slow growing and some varieties can take up to fifty years to mature. If you are in a hurry choose a quick growing variety.


Answer by  fishlover49 (643)

The amount of time it takes for a boxwood hedge depends on the type of hedge you have. Many varieties of boxwood hedges are very slow growing and take roughly 50 years to reach full maturation, while other varieties take just a few years. If you purchase a boxwood hedge from the store it should say how old it is.

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