(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.
James H. Schutte
(Common Boxwood, Vardar Valley Boxwood)
The popular boxwood, ‘Vardar Valley’, has a dense rounded habit and is often flat-topped. 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 deep green with a bluish cast. Clusters of small, inconspicuous ivory flowers appear in spring. These are loved by bees and have a strong, pungent fragrance.
'Vardar Valley' prefers full sun to partial shade, and tolerates a...
James H. Schutte
(Common Boxwood, Variegated Boxwood)
Hostas are herbaceous perennials prized for their leaves, habit, toughness and tolerance of shade. This one, ‘Heartleaf,’ is a medium-sized hosta that forms spreading mounds of heart-shaped, deeply-ribbed green leaves. The flowers are numerous, large, lavender, and funnel-to-bell-shaped. They appear on leafless stems held above the foliage in summer.
Like most hostas, ‘Heartleaf’ grows best in full to partial shade and tolerates a wide range of fertile well-drained soil types. It prefers average,...
Korean boxwood is known for excellent winter hardiness and its tolerance to pruning, making it great plant for hedges and topiary. Native to the mountains of the Korean Peninsula and northern and eastern China, this is a dense, rounded broadleaf evergreen shrub to small tree. It has tiny, oval, deep green foliage which turns yellow or brownish (bronze) in winter. The tiny, green-yellow, fragrant flowers are visited by bees in spring.
Resilient to a wide range of soils (acidic to slightly alkaline),...
James H. Schutte
The robust Korean boxwood is known for its excellent winter hardiness and tolerance to pruning and shearing. It is a dense, rounded broadleaf evergreen shrub native to the mountain forests of the Korean Peninsula and northern China.
Small, oval, deep glossy green foliage covers this shrub all season but may turn yellow or bronzy brown in winter. In spring it offers tiny, fragrant, green-yellow flowers that are visited by bees. The fruit is inconspicuous.
Resilient to a wide range of soils...
(Justin Brouwers Boxwood, Korean Boxwood)
The Korean boxwood 'Justin Brouwers' has excellent winter hardiness, a compact stature and is tolerant of heavy soils. This broadleaf evergreen shrub has a dense, rounded habit and takes well to pruning and shearing. Buxus sinica var. insularis originates from the mountain forests of the Korean Peninsula and northern China.
Small, oval, deep glossy green foliage covers this shrub all season but may turn yellow or bronzy brown in winter. In spring it offers tiny, fragrant, green-yellow...