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Boxwoods are the perfect evergreen shrubs for borders, containers, group and mass plantings, foundation plantings, hedges, topiaries and more. You can add lovely curves, lines, and shapes to your landscape with the beautiful boxwood. They are versatile in the landscape, tolerating sun and shade and any well-drained soil. They are also pollution tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant, and low maintenance.

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how to plant boxwoods

How to Plant Boxwoods

Dig a hole at least twice the width of the root ball and about the same depth. Place your tree evenly in the hole. Be sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than your existing soil line and backfill with the soil you removed. If your soil is nutrient weak or heavy clay, you can mix in a planting mix up to 50% of the backfill. Water deeply until the water begins to pool on the surface. We recommend mulching your new tree to help reduce watering needs, keep competing weeds at bay, and protect the roots.

when to prune boxwoods

When to Prune Boxwoods

Boxwoods can be trimmed anytime of the year except for late fall. Pruning stimulates new growth that is likely to be damaged by freezing temperatures. Winter pruning is fine because plant growth slows down considerably. Winter is the best time for thinning cuts and heavier pruning.

How to Prune Boxwoods

shearing for shape and size

Shearing for Shape and Size

Shearing boxwoods can be pretty easy. Just trim them up to the shape you want and use the existing shape as a guide. Hand shears or electric hedge clippers can be used. Your cuts do not have to be precise. Trim new growth yearly and avoid letting your boxwood plants get out of control.

renovation/rejuvenation pruing

Renovation/Rejuvenation Pruning

Remove dead or broken branches at the base of the branch to the collar. Be sure to check the interior of this dense plant. Thin our large, crowded, and crossed branches to increase air circulation. When performing severe thinning cuts keep it to a couple branches per year.

how to care for boxwoods

How to Care for Boxwoods

Plant in sun or shade. Water deeply twice weekly for 2 to 3 months after planting. Once established, boxwoods are drought tolerant. However, a deep watering once weekly during periods of drought, including during the winter, will encourage better growth and health. Fertilize boxwood shrubs in early spring with our Slow Release Fertilizer.

how to plant a boxwood hedge

How to Plant a Boxwood Hedge

Determine the appropriate space between each shrub and how many you will need. Dwarf Boxwood bushes should be planted about 1 to 2 feet apart on center. Go closer if you are maintaining a low hedge or border and farther if you want them to reach their full height. If you are planting larger boxwoods or aren’t sure about spacing, take the mature width of the boxwoods plants you chose and divide it in half. This is a good number to use for a tight boxwood hedge.

Featured Boxwood Varieties

dwarf english boxwood

Dwarf English Boxwood

Growing Zones 5-8
Mature Size: 1 to 2 feet tall and wide

Praised for its light green foliage and cloud-like natural growth, the Dwarf English is a landscape masterpiece all on its own. This evergreen plant is versatile, adaptable, and cold hardy. Utilize this dwarf boxwood for borders and mass plantings.

winter boxwood

Wintergreen Boxwood

Growing Zones 5-9
Mature Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide

Korean Boxwoods are slow growing and easy to maintain as a border or low hedge. The Wintergreen variety tends to grow wider than it is tall. It is bright green and prefers shade to full sun.

baby gem boxwood

Baby Gem Boxwood

Growing Zones 5-9
Mature Size:3 to 4 feet tall and wide

The Blue Point Juniper has lovely evergreen blue green foliage. This tree creates a lovely screen with no pruning needed. The feathery Blue Point Juniper is drought tolerant and easy to grow.

green velvet boxwood

Green Velvet Boxwood

Growing Zones 5-9
Mature Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide

The Green Velvet Boxwood has rich green foliage. New leaves emerge light green, but deepen in color as they mature. This Boxwood shrub has a naturally rounded shape, but is easy to shape into whatever look you want.

winter gem boxwood

Winter Gem Boxwood

Growing Zones 5-9
Mature Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide

This evergreen bush is naturally rounded without pruning. Whether in a hedge or as an accent plant you will love the high-end appeal of this gorgeous and tough plant. The Winter Gem is covered with lush, light green foliage that darkens as it ages.

green mountain boxwood

Green Mountain Boxwood

Growing Zones 5-9
Mature Size: 4 to 5 feet tall, 2 to 3 feet wide

This faster growing boxwood has a pyramidal upright form so it gives you some unique options as a boxwood topiary. The Green Mountain Boxwood looks more like a tree than a shrub which is great for complementing traditional boxwoods. This evergreen shrub has bright green foliage throughout the year and grows in sun or shade.

variegated boxwood

Variegated Boxwood

Growing Zones 5-8
Mature Size: 4 to 5 feet tall and wide

This is the bush for you if you are looking for something that really stands out in the landscape. With leaves of dark green and light yellow to cream the Variegated Boxwood is a sight to behold. This unique evergreen is as hardy as it is exciting!

graham blandy boxwood

Graham Blandy Boxwood

Growing Zones 5-9
Mature Size: 10 feet tall and 2 feet wide

This columnar boxwood offers an elegant look for any landscape. The Graham Blandy is a broadleaf evergreen that adds height to even the most narrow spots in your yard. From bright green in spring to dark green as they mature the foliage is attractive and dense.

american boxwood

American Boxwood

Growing Zones 5-9
Mature Size: 10 to 12 feet wide & 8 to 10 feet wide

This fast growing boxwood is great for privacy hedges. Leave it unpruned for a natural look or keep it trimmed for upscale curves and lines in your landscape. Also known as Common Boxwood, this evergreen bush, has dense rich green foliage.

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