The Green Velvet Boxwood (Buxus x ‘Green Velvet’) is a fantastic cultivar that is grown 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 choices 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 for nice topiaries as well. Because they have a reliable growth habit, though, they don’t actually require any pruning. Let them grow freely and they’ll grow together in a rolling cloud-like shape. This really is one of the most easy-care varieties that you could plant.
This is an extremely deer resistant plant as well.
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.
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