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Boxwood

Botanical Name
Buxus microphylla
Hardiness
Zones 6 to 9
Height
3 to 4 feet
Width
3 to 4 feet
Flowers
April: not showy but fragrant (bees love)
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Transplant as balled and burlap or container
  • Protect from winter wind and sun
  • Tolerates shearing
Problems
Winter damage
Varieties
  • Wintergreen - good for northern gardens, 3-4' round, holds color in winter
  • Buxus microphylla var. koreana 'Winter Gem' - good winter tolerance, may be a renamed cultivar
  • Sheriden Hybrids: Green Gem - 2x2'; Green Mountain - 5x3' oval mound; Green Mound & Green Velvet - 3x3

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