I purchased a Korean Boxwood from a local nursery. The trunk is approx. 2" thick, and has some interesting visible roots. Not quite what could be considered nebari, but it looks almost like it is already straddling a rock, though it is not.
Overall it is 14" high, in a 2 gallon pot. As there was a mass of lower branches that were too low, I cut those off, and did some pruning to open it up some. That was a few weeks ago.
It seems healthy and the work I have done to it has had no ill effects on it so far.
My question is, the soil in the nursery pot is very heavy, with a considerable amount of clay. As I really do not think it necessary to thicken the trunk further, nor grow if much taller, is it safe to repot and root prune at this time of year?
I live in the northwest and we are now a few weeks past last frost, with temps expected in the 80-90's over the next week or more.
It has been living in filtered sunlight on my patio.