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Green Velvet Boxwood

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$19.98
  • Cold hardy evergreen boxwood
  • Mature size ranges from 3-4' wide by 3-4' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 4 - 9
  • Full sun to partial shade lover
  • Cannot Ship to TN
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Description

The Green Velvet Boxwood (Buxus x 'Green Velvet') is a fantastic cultivar for its superior foliage and leaf color! It has true green leaves that are notably cold-hardy and evergreen throughout the year. New leaves emerge bright green and mature to the characteristic velvety green of this species.

This is a very low-maintenance shrub that maxes out at about 3-4' W x 3-4' H at maturity.

These Boxwoods are ideal for formal hedges thanks to their dense growth and petite leaves. A light trim or two every year will keep them looking nice and tidy. They also make nice topiaries. Because they have a reliable growth habit, though, they don't require any pruning. Let them grow freely, and they'll grow together in a rolling cloud-like shape. This is one of the most easy-care varieties that you could plant.

This is an extremely deer resistant plant as well.

Green Velvet Boxwood Care

This is one of the most cold-hardy Boxwoods around. It grows well in USDA Zones 4-9.

Plant them in Full Sun to Part Shade for best results. We don't recommend planting them where they will receive less than 3 hours of direct sunlight.

Water your new plantings 2-3 times per week for their first growing season in your landscape. This will encourage them to produce more roots that will help them succeed over time.

Fertilize in spring with a slow-release balanced fertilizer.

How to Plant:

  1. First, determine your planting location(s).
  2. Dig a hole that’s roughly three times as wide as your plant’s rootball.
    • The hole should only be deep enough that the top of the plant’s root ball is even with (or slightly above) the natural ground around it.
  3. Mix your native soil with some rich garden soil or composted manure to provide extra nutrients for your growing plant.
    • If your soil is clay-rich, we recommend mixing pine bark in with your soil at a ratio of about 1:1. This will improve the drainage and breathability of the soil.
  4. Put the plant in the hole and fill in around it with your soil mixture.
  5. Use a hose to soak your new planting and settle the soil.
  6. Water your new planting twice per week in average weather conditions. Water more often in extreme drought/heat conditions, water less often in wet weather.
    • After the first growing season, your Green Velvet Boxwood will rarely need supplementary water.

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Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Spacing Recommendations:

For a tight seamless hedge, you can plant them as close as 1.5 feet apart. If you don't want to go that close, planting them at 2 feet apart will also work. However, it will take a bit longer.

For space between plants, plant them over 4 feet apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Buxus x 'Green Velvet'
  • Hardiness Zone
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Deer Resistant
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Mass Planting, Mixed Garden Bed, Woodland Garden
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    None

Growing Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Map of USDA Zones 4-9

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The Green Velvet Boxwood (Buxus x 'Green Velvet') is a fantastic cultivar for its superior foliage and leaf color! It has true green leaves that are notably cold-hardy and evergreen throughout the year. New leaves emerge bright green and mature to the characteristic velvety green of this species.

This is a very low-maintenance shrub that maxes out at about 3-4' W x 3-4' H at maturity.

These Boxwoods are ideal for formal hedges thanks to their dense growth and petite leaves. A light trim or two every year will keep them looking nice and tidy. They also make nice topiaries. Because they have a reliable growth habit, though, they don't require any pruning. Let them grow freely, and they'll grow together in a rolling cloud-like shape. This is one of the most easy-care varieties that you could plant.

This is an extremely deer resistant plant as well.

Green Velvet Boxwood Care

This is one of the most cold-hardy Boxwoods around. It grows well in USDA Zones 4-9.

Plant them in Full Sun to Part Shade for best results. We don't recommend planting them where they will receive less than 3 hours of direct sunlight.

Water your new plantings 2-3 times per week for their first growing season in your landscape. This will encourage them to produce more roots that will help them succeed over time.

Fertilize in spring with a slow-release balanced fertilizer.

How to Plant:

  1. First, determine your planting location(s).
  2. Dig a hole that’s roughly three times as wide as your plant’s rootball.
    • The hole should only be deep enough that the top of the plant’s root ball is even with (or slightly above) the natural ground around it.
  3. Mix your native soil with some rich garden soil or composted manure to provide extra nutrients for your growing plant.
    • If your soil is clay-rich, we recommend mixing pine bark in with your soil at a ratio of about 1:1. This will improve the drainage and breathability of the soil.
  4. Put the plant in the hole and fill in around it with your soil mixture.
  5. Use a hose to soak your new planting and settle the soil.
  6. Water your new planting twice per week in average weather conditions. Water more often in extreme drought/heat conditions, water less often in wet weather.
    • After the first growing season, your Green Velvet Boxwood will rarely need supplementary water.

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