Buxus sempervirens ‘Unraveled’

(Weeping Boxwood)

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Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

The selection ‘Unraveled’ from the plantsmen at Yucca Do Nursery in Texas takes an abrupt departure from its buttoned-down relatives. Instead of forming an upright oval, it arches and cascades down for an elegant but very different effect. Unlike the old selections of weeping or pendulous boxwoods which were more irregular with drooping tips, ‘Unraveled’ is a true weeping plant.

Specimens of the lovely B. sempervirens ‘Unraveled’ can be staked up with a central leader and allowed to form a small, weeping tree or allowed to grow as they will forming a spreading shrub 4′ tall by about 7′ wide. The plant makes an outstanding four season specimen flanking a doorway or growing in a decorative pot but can also be used in mass on a dry hillside or cascading over a wall. It can also be used much like a traditional boxwood but will give a softer, less formal appearance which fits in well with modern landscapes.


Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers sun-dappled part shade and moist, sandy loams with a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH. Tolerant of pruning and shearing. Avoid cultivating around plants because they have shallow roots. Roots appreciate a good mulch (1-2″). Thin plants and remove dead/damaged branches annually to improve air circulation.

Additional information

Common Name

Weeping Boxwood

Botanical Name

Buxus sempervirens 'Unraveled'


3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun


4 ft.


7 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period


Flower Color




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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