Buxus sempervirens


USPP 15,998

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  • Hardy
  • Disease resistant
  • Deer resistant

Excellent winter color. North Star® boxwood was specially selected for its hardiness and dense globe-like habit. It makes a thick, low hedge with little to no pruning, and maintains outstanding color even through winter. Good resistance to boxwood blight.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun, Shade

Height 2 - 2.5'

Width 2 - 2.5'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Early spring

Flower Color Yellow

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

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.