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Buxus microphylla 'Wintergreen'/Wintergreen Boxwood

Buxus microphylla 'Wintergreen' / Buxus microphylla 'Wintergreen'
A stately specimen in a parterre design
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A stately specimen in a parterre design

Specimen plant at a key position in a planting bed

Specimen plant

Unclipped specimen plant

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Scientific Name: Buxus microphylla 'Wintergreen'
Common Name: Wintergreen Boxwood
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This boxwood holds its color quite well during very cold winters, unlike many boxwoods. Plants may vary slightly even within the same cultivar selection. It can grow quite tall over time, but takes pruning well, thus making it an excellent choice for parterre work and moderate height hedges. It is often used to designate important places in the garden like entry and at key junction points in detail design because plants can be pruned as specimen elements. Fertilize boxwood plants in late winter through early spring. Boxwoods have shallow roots so do not cultivate close to plants. They do best if plants are mulched.