• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Grows 2 to 3 in. per year, slowly reaching 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Cold Hardy Evergreen Hedge
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BUK-sus
    Plant type:Boxwood, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:3 - 24
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Grows 2 to 3 in. per year, slowly reaching 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    Flower color:White
    Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Gayfeather (Liatris)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in enriched, well-drained, lightly acidic soils. Mulch root zone to conserve moisture and keep roots cool. Protect from drying winter winds to reduce tip dieback. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize in early spring. Prune as needed to shape.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    A hybrid between Buxus microphylla var. koreana and Buxus sempervirens, this cultivar is a selection from the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Chosen for its excellent cold hardiness; it has performed in temperatures of 32 degrees below zero, with no dieback.
    Lore:
    Many boxwoods turn a dull bronze color in the winter. Some boxwood varieties that are prized for retaining their green color throughout most winters are Chicagoland Green® ('Glencoe'), 'Green Velvet', 'Green Mountain'.