Botanically named buxus sinica insularis korean boxwoods are a broadleaf evergreen plant which grows upright for about 2 feet tall. Boxwood shrubs are some of the most versatile plants out there.
Centres of diversity occur in cuba china and madagascar.
Boxwood bush. Many varieties and cultivars of boxwood plants exist. They are slow growing evergreen shrubs an. 2 to 25 feet tall and wide.
When you plant your boxwood shrubs make sure to plant them slightly above soil level and mound extra soil up just to the base so that water will not pool right at the crown. Like many other boxwoods they are a highly dense plant covered with evergreen leaves. 2 to 4 feet tall 3 to 5 feet wide slow grower.
Koreana this plant has glossy variegated foliage with lime edges that become golden in late summer. They come in different shapes and sizes and are among the most popular plants in the lawn care professionals arsenal. As they mature the shrub tends to become wider in shape rather than taller and produce an open branch structure.
Start mulching 2 inches out from the trunkas a general rule it is bad to mulch right up against the trunk of a bush or tree because it invites pests and diseasesand work your. Boxwood was first introduced in north america in 1653. Only the european and some asian species are frost tolerant.
Partial to full sun. The boxwood shrub is native to europe asia africa and south america. Its a nice low hedge or container plant.
Buxus is a genus of about 70 species in the family buxaceae. Boxwoods are grown for foliage as their flowers are insignificant. Once established boxwood can handle drought very well but they do enjoy a little water every now and then to help prevent long term problems.
How to grow boxwood shrubs. Wintergreen korean boxwood korean littleleaf boxwood buxus sinica var. Although the boxwood has enjoyed a reputation for hundreds of years as a hardy trouble free plant in recent years there have been some problems with boxwood blight which is spreading further.
Boxwood plants buxus are dense evergreen shrubs often planted in elegant and formal landscapes. Boxwoods have been cultivated for centuries and these shrubs are considered to be some of the oldest privacy screens. Boxwoods are best planted in loamy soil in a full sun to part shade location preferably in an area somewhat sheltered from winds.
Their roots are shallow so the soil must be protected from the heat. Maintain a layer of organic garden mulch three inches thick around each plant. Boxwood shrubs are also valued for their wood which is fine grained.
This compact shrub is normally grown to 2 to 3 feet but can reach up to 5 feet over many years. They can provide your lawn with a touch of elegance and texture and also accentuate existing features you already have. Items such as wood cuts boxes wooden combs chess pieces and wooden spoons have all been made from boxwood.
Wedding ring buxus microphylla var. Common names include box or boxwood. The boxes are native to western and southern europe southwest southern and eastern asia africa madagascar northernmost south america central america mexico and the caribbean with the majority of species being tropical or subtropical.
This boxwood has a dense globe like form good winter color and good resistance to boxwood blight.