Extremely narrow Buxus Graham Blandy in landscape

‘Graham Blandy’

Boxwood

Buxus sempervirens

'Graham Blandy'

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Extremely narrow Buxus Graham Blandy in landscape
  • Disease resistant
  • Space saving
  • Deer resistant
Description

'Graham Blandy' is a fastigiate English boxwood with an appealing columnar form and fine, dense branching. A favorite of landscape designers, it makes a fine hedge or striking specimen. Good resistance to boxwood blight. Selected at Blandy Experimental Farm in Virginia, and named for Mr. Blandy, who donated the land and his boxwood collection to the University.

USDA Zone
5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun, Shade
Height
6 - 9'
Width
2 - 4'
Finish Time
2 seasons
Type
Evergreen
Bloom Time
Early spring
Flower Color
Yellow
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4"

Soil

Boxwood prefers neutral to alkaline soil; well-drained soils are a must. Benefits greatly from a 1" layer of mulch. Avoid compacted sites.

Pruning

Boxwood does not typically require pruning as a matter of course, but if plants are being used for clipped hedging or topiary, do so in late spring or early summer, after the new growth has emerged. Avoid cutting into thick stems.

Uses

Hedges; borders; specimen; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips

Boxwood is one of the most shade tolerant and deer resistant shrubs. Minimize winter damage by providing late season irrigation if weather is dry, and installing a layer of mulch. This is especially recommended for plants spending winter in containers.