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Buxus sempervirens 'Green Mountain' (Boxwood)

Buxus sempervirens 'Green Mountain' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Buxus sempervirens 'Green Mountain' BUKS-us sem-per-VEER-enz Common Name: Boxwood 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.
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
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
Foliage Color Evergreen
Uses Beds and Borders, Container
Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Trees

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