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Per the title. Someone ditched some potted shrubs on the farm, and if it's a nice plant, I'll take it home. There's an azalea I'm gonna take, and some mystery plants I'm considering also.
 

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Good for what? If it's alive, why not throw it in the ground and see if you like it?

I like viburnum on woods edges, most spp. can look kinda weedy for right by the house
 

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Good for not being a PITA I guess. Looks ok, doesn't try to take over the world, and doesn't require much from me. There's a boxwood there also. Not a chance in hell I'd bring that home. Boxwood's awful. These are fairly big plants. They were rootbound in now missing 2G containers, so it's a bit of work getting them home/in the ground. Don't want to invest the time in a pest.
 

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Why do you hate the boxwood?
It's a very slow growing evergreen with a wood extremely hard. I can't see it as a pest. It was massively planted in the castles and parks. It's endangered here. Since a few years, a caterpillar eat all the leafs and young bark in only a few days and very often kills it. I mean, massive damages in the landscapes.
 

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A conversation between me and boxwood...

I'm just getting home from work...

Boxy: Hey, bro! I need haircut!

Me: WTF?! I gave you a cut last month :^/

Boxy: Yea, I need another one. Need to look good for the ladies.

Me: I'm not hot and tired from my real job or anything. I'd LOVE to give you a trim :^S

Me: WTF dude?! You smell like a catbox. Did you piss yourself??

Boxy: You know I'm sensitive about that! I can't help the way I was created. Just take a little off the top, and get rid of the ragged ends.

Me: Sigh...
 

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From left to right...

Viburnam, Mahogany leaf shrubbery(no idea), Deleware Valley White Azalea. In the front is some cabbage looking things I grabbed too.

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The cabbage looking things are cabbage, so not shrubs

Slap those shrubs in the ground, they'll look great in a few years
 

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I'm most excited about the azalea. I need some daylight so I can figure out where they're going. I want to look at my big white pine out back for the azalea. I want to deprive it of light so it isn't too vigorous. I like when they get leggy, with patchy leafing. Not sure though. Gotta look everything over. I need to leave room for persimmon. I was gonna get a couple trees late last year, but never got it. Those will go where my apple was.
 

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Raining, so I've been planting the shrubs at woods borders around the farm. Since Marc seemed interested, I looked at the boxwood. ~200# burlapped rootballs, and smells like cat piss :^D If I'm bored before they get trashed, I might plant them some place on the farm where I won't have to deal with them.

Thinking about putting a mahogany leaf bush around the office, but I don't know what it'll turn into. Anyone know?

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The boxwood doesn't grow that fast by far. A cut once a year is the most, and only if you want it to look artificially shaped and smooth/shaved. The natural growth look is way better in my opinion. I have to agree on the smell of the boxwood though: it isn't very tasty, overall when the air is hot. But I still prefer it to the thuya's smell, I can't stand that and was near to be sick when I trimmed the edges, not even speaking shredding it, awful.
 
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