Boxwood

Buxus sempervirens 'Green Mountain'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens 'Green Mountain')
BUKS-us sem-per-VEER-enz
Genus:  Buxus
This upright, oval, dark green boxwood grows to about 3 feet high and wide. It flowers in spring, but it is grown for its handsome foliage. Use as hedging or topiary, or in a border.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Mounded box with dark green leaves and good cold hardiness.
Care:  May need burlap or anti-dessicant spray (in winter) in its early years if planted in a windy site.
Propagation:  Root semi-ripe cutttings in summer. Graft in winter.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, canker, root rot, dieback, and leaf spot are common. Leaf miner, scale, caterpillars, psyllids, and mites. Foliage can winter burn if planted in an unprotected site.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Slow Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Moderate
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Cottage Garden,
Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Trees

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