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Dwarf English Boxwood

Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'
A small, rounded evergreen shrub that forms tufts of growth resembling a cloud if left unpruned. The slow growing, dwarf form is ideal for edging and borders along pathways or around flower beds. Well-suited for topiary and containers. Considered to be the most resistant to the boxwood leaf miner.
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Quick Facts

  • Low Hedge Plant
  • Compact Form, Easy Care, Year-round Interest
  • Easy care

Details

A small, rounded evergreen shrub that forms tufts of growth resembling a cloud if left unpruned. The slow growing, dwarf form is ideal for edging and borders along pathways or around flower beds. Well-suited for topiary and containers. Considered to be the most resistant to the boxwood leaf miner.

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 60 inches

Mature Width

Up to 60 inches

Landscape Uses

Foundation, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers

Features

Attractive Foliage, Deer And Rabbit Resistant

Grower/Brand

Hollandia

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Spring

Bloom Color

Yellow-Green

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
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 periodically to shape.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Chalk, clay, loam

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Needs

Will grow in a varitey of shaded situations. Do not plant in full shade, will decrease foliage density. Full Sun will burn foliage.

Water Needs

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Disease and Pests

Generally resistant to most diseases and pests. Boxwood Blight caused by long periods of foliage moisture, boxwood leafminer, boxwood mite and boxwood psyllid.

USDA Hardiness Zone

6

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