Green Beauty Boxwood
Green Beauty Boxwood
Buxus microphylla japonica 'Green Beauty'Item #1395 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
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 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:RoundedGrowth 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. 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.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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