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Wintergreen Boxwood

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  • Dense glossy dark green foliage
  • Matures to 3-5' wide by 3-5' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 4 - 9
  • Plant in full sun
  • Cannot Ship to TN
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Description

The Wintergreen Boxwood has proven itself time and time again in landscapes and gardens across the nation! You may also know of it under the name of Korean Boxwood, however, no matter what you call it, this boxwood knows how to shape up a landscape. The Wintergreen Boxwood is absolutely perfect for borders and formal hedges. Its petite, dark green leaves are ideal for pruning and shaping into topiaries, and allow you to make sharp, crisp edges, as well as seamless curves. New foliage emerges a bright, glossy green before maturing to the characteristic dark green of the variety. Furthermore, these shiny evergreen leaves are here to stay, assuring that your landscape stays consistent from the dead of winter through the dog days of summer.

Once established, the Wintergreen Boxwood is drought tolerant and cold hardy, as well as blight, deer, & rabbit resistant. Therefore, this boxwood is one of the hardiest shrubs you can plant!

Depending on the suitability of its planting conditions, the Wintergreen Boxwood will traditionally grow 3-6 inches every year. Additionally, it reaches its mature size at 3-5' H x 3-5' W.

***This Boxwood cannot be shipped to TN due to agricultural regulations***

Wintergreen Boxwood Care

Hardy in USDA Zones 4-9

Water regularly until well-established, traditionally around 3 months. Afterward, supplemental watering may be required a couple of times a week. During the second growing season, watering your Wintergreen Boxwoods once a week during dry weather should be sufficient.

Well-draining soil is essential as Boxwoods are prone to root rot in poorly-draining soil. Contrary to common perception, Boxwoods do NOT care for acidic soil. Plant them in soil with a pH between 6.5-7.2.

Fertilize your Boxwood shrub in spring with a slow-release fertilizer to ensure it stays happy and healthy throughout the year.

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 Your Wintergreen Boxwood

Space Your Wintergreen Boxwood 3 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, plant them 5+ feet apart for gaps between plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Wintergreen'
  • Hardiness Zone
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Deer Resistant, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Container, Foundation Planting, Hedge
  • 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 Wintergreen Boxwood has proven itself time and time again in landscapes and gardens across the nation! You may also know of it under the name of Korean Boxwood, however, no matter what you call it, this boxwood knows how to shape up a landscape. The Wintergreen Boxwood is absolutely perfect for borders and formal hedges. Its petite, dark green leaves are ideal for pruning and shaping into topiaries, and allow you to make sharp, crisp edges, as well as seamless curves. New foliage emerges a bright, glossy green before maturing to the characteristic dark green of the variety. Furthermore, these shiny evergreen leaves are here to stay, assuring that your landscape stays consistent from the dead of winter through the dog days of summer.

Once established, the Wintergreen Boxwood is drought tolerant and cold hardy, as well as blight, deer, & rabbit resistant. Therefore, this boxwood is one of the hardiest shrubs you can plant!

Depending on the suitability of its planting conditions, the Wintergreen Boxwood will traditionally grow 3-6 inches every year. Additionally, it reaches its mature size at 3-5' H x 3-5' W.

***This Boxwood cannot be shipped to TN due to agricultural regulations***

Wintergreen Boxwood Care

Hardy in USDA Zones 4-9

Water regularly until well-established, traditionally around 3 months. Afterward, supplemental watering may be required a couple of times a week. During the second growing season, watering your Wintergreen Boxwoods once a week during dry weather should be sufficient.

Well-draining soil is essential as Boxwoods are prone to root rot in poorly-draining soil. Contrary to common perception, Boxwoods do NOT care for acidic soil. Plant them in soil with a pH between 6.5-7.2.

Fertilize your Boxwood shrub in spring with a slow-release fertilizer to ensure it stays happy and healthy throughout the year.

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  • 2.4 Gallon
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