Topiary looking boxwood

Hbhaska

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This is clearly something that I would not pay money to acquire but I did last year as part of a bigger purchase. I made it healthy by first repotting earlier this spring and new foliage is bursting in light green. The trouble is they are all concentrated at the very tips of old secondary trunks. Pretty much looks like a small topiary. Is there any redeeming feature to this that I can still bring out, be it by chopping, hard pruning (to back bud), grafting? I can also just give it to someone who wants it. Need more space on my benches anyways.779DC829-60CB-4CCB-8C0B-0E16D595759F.png318033E6-DF23-4736-BF9F-A4CC982A3FB7.jpeg53FC6498-F443-4060-B344-520D7C824E14.jpegD0DAE282-B600-4A49-8175-E1EA7D344FA7.jpeg
 

Hbhaska

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YOur first full half circle chop would be my first option
Do you think it would back bud without any foliage. I suppose I can just do this in winter and wait the following spring to see if anything pops. If not, oh well. I would be happy that I at least tried as an experiment.
 

Eckhoffw

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Nice trunk!
I believe it would bud out post chop next year.
however, you could leave a sacrifice branch with foliage as insurance.
 

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