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 3-4′ H x 3-4′ W.
***This Boxwood cannot be shipped to TN due to agricultural regulations***
Wintergreen Boxwood Care
Hardy in USDA Zones 5-8
Water regularly until well-established, traditionally around 3 months. Afterwards, supplemental watering may be required a couple 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 a common perception, Boxwoods do NOT care for acidic soil. Plant them in soil with a pH between 6.5-7.2.
Fertilize the Wintergreen Boxwood in spring with a slow-release fertilizer to ensure it stays happy and healthy throughout the year.
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