Buxus Green Beauty in landscape

‘Green Beauty’

Boxwood

Buxus microphylla

'Green Beauty'

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Buxus Green Beauty in landscape
  • Disease resistant
  • Deer resistant
  • Heat tolerant
Description
Good resistance to boxwood blight. 'Green Beauty' is a popular boxwood cultivar with not only good heat and drought tolerance, but resistance to boxwood blight as well. Bronze foliage in winter is normal, even in warmer climates.
USDA Zone
6 - 9 (-10°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun, Shade
Height
4 - 6'
Width
4 - 6'
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; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips

Boxwood is one of the most shade tolerant and deer resistant plants. 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.