Green Beauty Boxwood
Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Green Beauty'
|Description||An 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 boxwood varieties.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Suitable for Topiary|
|Design Ideas||Shear 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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela); Lilac (Syringa); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Gayfeather (Liatris)|
|Care||Thrives in enriched, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Mulch root zone to conserve moisture and to keep roots cool. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune as needed to shape.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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