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Boxwood 'Green Velvet'

$16.99

Boxwood 'Green Velvet' 1 Gallon

Pot Size: 1 Gallon

Current Height: Less than 1 foot

Mature Height:  3 feet

Mature Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade full shade

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names: Buxus microphylla

Description:

A broadly mounded hybrid of this broadleaf evergreen that takes pruning exceptionally well; very versatile in the landscape, makes a great low hedge, also useful for topiary

Ornamental Features

Green Velvet Boxwood has forest green foliage. The small round leaves remain forest green throughout the winter. 

Landscape Attributes

Green Velvet Boxwood is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Green Velvet Boxwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Topiary

Planting & Growing

Green Velvet Boxwood will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

*Photos are of mature plants that are several years old. You will be receiving a smaller, less mature plant that will need time to reach its mature size.