American Boxwood

Buxus sempervirens 'Graham Blandy'

Glossy evergreen foliage and upright columnar growth habit make this shrub ideal for a narrow hedge or background planting in a sunny or partly shaded spot. Quite tolerant of shearing and requires minimal care to maintain form.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 5 - 10 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide.
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitColumnar, Narrow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDeer Resistant, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCotoneaster (Cotoneaster); Barberry (Berberis); Foxglove (Digitalis); Daylily (Hemerocalis); Rose (Rosa)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape. Pruning time: summer. All parts are mildly to moderately toxic if ingested.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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