Green Beauty Boxwood
Green Beauty Boxwood
Buxus microphylla japonica 'Green Beauty'Item #1395 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Excellent evergreen shrub for small hedges. Retains its dark green foliage in the hottest summers, becoming bronze tinged in cold weather. More heat, humidity and drought tolerant than other English boxwood varieties.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide when unpruned.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:BUK-sus mik-ro-FIL-la ja-PON-i-kaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide when unpruned.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:InconspicuousFlower color:YellowDesign IdeasShear into a formal hedge or leave natural as a specimen to accent entries and foundation beds. Plant in mass along a driveway or fence and prune into individual domes or squares to show the structure of each plant..Companion PlantsBoxwood is so versatile and offers a nice backdrop to a variety of low growing shrubs and perennials. If kept more natural in shape, pair with Lilac, Ninebark, Lenton Rose, and Potentilla. For a formal appearance, combine with Carolina Laurel spiral topiaries, Roses, and mixed bulbs.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear periodically to shape.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.
- History & LoreHistory:Also known as B. harlandii,this species is native to Japan. Boxwood is so named because its very hard wood was valued in ancient times for making boxes and small containers.