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Boxwood

Buxus microphylla

 

 

Excellent for low hedges

Not Native

 

Compact growing popular shrub most often commonly used as clipped low hedges, shaped into globes, pyramids or used in containers. Bright green leaves change to bronze in winter. 'Green Beauty' and 'Winter Gem' varieties hold their deep green color in the coldest weather. 'Japanese' features lighter colored foliage. Size varies by variety and pruning regimen. Regular pruning will keep plant smaller.

 

Type: Evergreen

Average size in the landscape: ALS-2-6'T x 2-5'W

Average height: 2-6' x 2-5'

 

Color: Insignificant

Bloom Time: Not Applicable

Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Water Usage: Medium