Preview of Plant of the Week April 22, 2021 PDF

Resource: Plant of the Week April 22, 2021

Date Added April 22, 2021

Type Plant of the Week

Related Plant Varieties GEM BOX®, STRONGBOX®


Looking for a new kind of evergreen hedge? Even if you haven't yet been affected by boxwood blight or the boxwood tree moth, you should be aware of those threats and be ready to pivot as needed.

Ilex glabra is a great substitute for Buxus in many situations. Full disclosure: it's not quite as deer-resistant, and not quite as shade-tolerant, but it will do pretty well overall. Plus, it's great for wet sites. This plant isn't bothered at all by wet feet. And then there's the added bonus that it doesn't stink! I'm a confessed crazy cat lady, but wow, sometimes a boxwood planting is overwhelming.