Boxwoods are wonderful landscape shrubs that are deer-resistant, easy to care for, and stay green all winter long! While Boxwoods are easy to grow and care for, we want to remind our Zone 4 folks in the Red Wing area that it’s important to continue watering your Boxwoods, especially those newly planted this season, up until the ground freezes in early to mid-November.
Watering for winter prep is as easy as giving your shrubs at least a couple gallons–the total will depend on their overall size–every other week through October and into November! This deep pre-winter watering will help the shrubs store water in their leaves that they can access all winter long, and in turn, will help prevent winter burn or wilt. This isn’t just true of boxwoods, but all evergreens; Yews, Pines…and you can even use it on evergreen wreaths, garlands, and Christmas Trees to extend their life! Just make sure to spray them before bringing them indoors!
Wilt-Stop: Additional Protection…
A great way to prevent wilt is to continue to water well into the Fall, but Wilt Stop can help provide additional protection. This anti-transpirant is applied to the leaves of your shrubs and evergreens and it helps to prevent moisture loss. The n0n-toxic spray–made from–pine resins will prevent the leaves and needles of your evergreen shrubs from dehydrating and suffering winter burn. It also aids in keeping the plants from absorbing salt from roadways, sidewalks, and driveways!
- PROTECTIVE COATING – Wilt Stop is an antitranspirant plant protector that forms a clear, flexible film on treated plants which holds moisture in on plant foliage reducing water loss.
- REDUCES MOISTURE LOSS – Protects plants from drying out, drought, wind burn, sunscald, winter kill, transplant shock, and salt damage while at the same time allowing them to grow naturally.
- VARIETY OF USES – Designed for use on evergreens, trees, shrubs, turf, flowers, vegetables, bulbs, houseplants, transplants plus dormant and growing plants.
- EASY TO APPLY – Product mixes with water and should be applied using either a trigger or pressure tank sprayer. Carefully read and use according to label directions
Stop in and pick some up, and ask our staff if you have questions about whether Wilt Stop is right for you or about its application!