Pot Size: 3 Gallons
Current Height: Approx. 1 foot
Mature Height: 4 feet
Mature Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Buxus microphylla 'Sprinter'
This compact boxwood is great for smaller areas; foliage bronzes in winter adding seasonal interest; a faster growing, extremely versatile shrub that's ideal for small and formal hedges or topiary, takes pruning exceptionally well
Sprinter® Boxwood has green foliage. The small glossy oval leaves remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Sprinter® 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.
Sprinter® Boxwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Sprinter® Boxwood will grow to be about 4 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 fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
*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.