Chicagoland Green® Boxwood

Buxus x 'Glencoe'

SKU
00301
Chosen by the Chicago Botanic Garden for outstanding cold hardiness, this resilient boxwood holds its glossy green foliage well in winter. Resembling an English boxwood in appearance, it has a uniform oval habit making it a fantastic low hedge, either sculpted or informal. An excellent foundation plant or background for perennials. Evergreen.
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Botanical PronunciationBUK-sus
LoreMany 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'.
Average Size at MaturityGrows 2 to 3 in. per year, slowly reaching 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Topiary, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureCold Hardy Evergreen Hedge

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.

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