James H. Schutte
A slow growing plant, Japanese boxwood is a rounded broadleaf evergreen shrub suitable for foundations, hedges and topiary. The dense glossy foliage is deep green and develops a bronze hue in winter. It is not attractive to foragaing deer but its tiny fragrant flowers are often visited by bees.
Very adapted to heat and humidity, Japanese boxwood is also quite cold tolerant. It grows best in part sun and well-drained soils and benefits from mulching to keep its roots cool and moist. Although more...
James H. Schutte
(Green Beauty Japanese Boxwood, Japanese Boxwood)
Green Beauty Japanese boxwood is a compact, slow growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub. New foliage is light green turning darker, glossy green during the summer and bronze in the winter. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils, tolerates drought slightly better than other boxwood and deer will not browse on it. Grow in part sun to part shade as a foundation plant, a low hedge or in a mixed shrub border.
(Japanese Boxwood, National Boxwood)
National boxwood is a an upright broadleaf evergreen shrub suitable for foundations, hedges and topiary. Introduced by the U.S. Botanical Garden, it grows a bit faster than other Japanese boxwood selections. The glossy foliage is deep green and develops a bronze hue in winter. Stems are upward growing and are wavy, often resmebling a yew. It is not attractive to foraging deer but its tiny fragrant flowers are often visited by bees.
Very adapted to heat and humidity, Japanese boxwood is also quite...
James H. Schutte
(Japanese Boxwood, Winter Gem Japanese Boxwood)
Winter Gem Japanese boxwood is a slow growing, rounded broadleaf evergreen shrub with light green foliage in the spring turning glossy, dark green in the summer. Bees are attracted by its non-showy fragrant spring flowers. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, this shrub also grows well is sun and part shade. As with most boxwood, it responds well to pruning and shearing and is best used in mixed borders, as a small hedge or in a formal garden setting.
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Common Boxwood, European Box)
Common box is a dense, rounded broadleaf evergreen shrub grown for its glossy green foliage and neat habit. Native to Europe, North Africa and Turkey, it is a classic hedge and specimen plant in many of the great European gardens. It tolerates shearing and can be shaped in ornamental forms. Its small leaves give the sheared plant a tidy texture.
Common box thrives in partial shade to full shade on fertile, well-drained soil. In alkaline soils, climates with dry, hot summers, and sites in full...
(Common Boxwood, Graham Blandy Box)
Graham Blandy box is an upright broadleaf evergreen shrub with glossy foliage emerging bright green in spring and darkening to a deep green. It takes on a columnar form readily and will mature significantly taller than wide, which is unusual for boxwood.
This cultivar prefers full sun to partial shade, tolerating a wide range of soil types appreciating a moist fertile loam, but should not be located in wet soils. Shield it from the cold, drying winter winds in areas with colder winters in its...
(Common Boxwood, English Boxwood)
The popular North Star™ boxwood, ‘Katerberg’, has a very dense globe-like habit and was developed as a sport off of the Welleri boxwood. It is an excellent broadleaf evergreen shrub with good cold hardiness. Its small leaves are glossy, leathery and are soft green when they first emerge in spring. As they age, they turn to medium to deep green, retaining that shade even in winter. Clusters of small, inconspicuous ivory flowers appear in spring. These are loved by bees and have a strong, pungent fragrance....
(Common Boxwood, Newport Blue Boxwood)
Newport Blue box is an wide, mounded broadleaf evergreen shrub that was first selected in the 1940s at Boulevard Nurseries in Newport, Rhode Island. Its glossy foliage emerges bright green in spring and deepens to a pleasant blue-green to dark green. Each leaf is oval and set in an opposite pair on the upright branches. The musky-scented yellow flowers appear in late spring are not showy, but will be smelled and visited by bees.
This cultivar is best situated in full sun to partial shade, tolerating...
Mark A. Miller
(Common Boxwood, Pier Cove Boxwood)
Common boxwood is a dense, rounded, broadleaf-evergreen shrub grown for its glossy green foliage and neat habit. Native to Europe, North Africa and Turkey, the cultivar 'Pier Cove' was selected by Wavecrest Nursery in southwestern Michigan for its faster growth rate and greater resilience to winter cold. It tolerates shearing and naturally attains an upright, rounded silhouette, sometimes looking almost column-like. Its small, dark green leaves give a sheared plant a tidy and fine texture.
James H. Schutte
(Common Boxwood, Suffruticose English Boxwood)
Suffruticose English boxwood is a densely compact, broadleaf evergreen shrub. A true dwarf, it has glossy, dark green foliage on top with a light green underside. Grow in sun or part shade and in well drained soils. This shrub tolerates close pruning and is planted in hedges and as low hedging as in knot gardens and other formal garden designs.