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. Well-suited to pruning into formal shapes. 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 or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide, in natural form.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:BUK-sus mik-ro-FIL-la ja-PON-i-kaDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide, in natural form.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.Flower 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. Use to create a border to anchor a perennial, bird-friendly garden; its dense foliage will provide overwintering birds welcome winter shelter.Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela); Lilac (Syringa); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Gayfeather (Liatris)
- CareCare InformationThrives in enriched, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune as needed to shape.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- 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.
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