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Boxwood

Buxus sempervirens 'Green Mountain'

BUKS-us sem-per-VEER-enz

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 CharacteristicsMounded box with dark green leaves and good cold hardiness.

CareMay need burlap or anti-dessicant spray (in winter) in its early years if planted in a windy site.

PropagationRoot semi-ripe cutttings in summer. Graft in winter.

ProblemsPowdery 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.

  • Genus : Buxus
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8
  • Moisture : Adaptable
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Plant Type : Trees
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