• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Variegated Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BUK-sus sem-per-VY-renz
    Plant type:Boxwood, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Spirea (Spiraea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Weigela (Weigela); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Gayfeather (Liatris)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in loose, enriched, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils with even moisture. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune periodically to shape.
    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.

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