Wintergreen Boxwood
Wintergreen Boxwood

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Description

Boxwood is a premium evergreen shrub that is seen in landscaping everywhere due to its beautiful green color and dense form that can be pruned into a variety of shapes and sizes to fit any design scape. These shrubs are used as foundation, low hedge, and border plants and because of their beautiful evergreen leaves you will also see them in gardens for use as accent plants. So this medium evergreen hedge is ideal for beside your house or as a border plant in your yard. It adds a year round green to your landscape with its dense, compact, broad, and open habit. It is a slow grower, which is typically grown as a 2-2.5' tall shrub with a larger spread. The wintergreen boxwood is an extremely hardy variety that is a good choice for northern climates as the name suggests it is less likely to bronze in winter. Greenish yellow flowers appear in spring. Flowers are sparse and insignificant, but quite fragrant. They are easily grown in enriched, well-drained soil and it is recommended to follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a root system. These plants also need some protection from harsh winter conditions or their leaves may bronze from damage.

Bloom Color:Light green
Bloom Period:Spring
Fall Color:A rusty brick red mixed with shades of purple, yellow and orange
Foliage Color:Green; new foliage is bright green
Genus & Species:Buxus microphylla 'Wintergreen'
Growth Rate:Slow
Mature Height:2 to 4 ft.
Mature Spread:3 to 5 ft.
Soil Type:Moist, well-drained
Sun Exposure:Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Zone:4 to 9

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.