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Submitted: 01:21PM, 04 Oct 2017
Answer: Hi Liz,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

Buxus plants are extremely slow growing plants. We would recommend fertilising them more regularly with Thrive Soluble All Purpose Fertiliser to boost their growth and then give them a trim in early summer. For more information on the product click on the below link.
http://www.yates.com.au/products/fertilising/water-soluble/thrive-soluble-all-purpose-plant-food/

Hope this information was helpful, if you have further queries do let us know.

Kind regards,

Eric
Yates Consumer Advice Horticulturalist

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Answered: 12:22PM, 05 Oct 2017

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