Buxus sinica var. insularis ‘Wintergreen’

(Wintergreen Korean Boxwood)


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Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

This Korean boxwood cultivar is a dense, compact, many-branched, broad, mounded evergreen shrub which usually has a loose and open habit. Slow annual growth (to 2″ in height per year), however height may obviously be controlled by pruning. Typically grown as a 2-4′ tall (infrequently larger) shrub with a somewhat larger spread. Use as a hedge or foundation plant. Mass, specimen or accent. Formal gardens or shrub borders. Bonsai plant.

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Description

Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, sandy loams. Tolerant of pruning and shearing. Avoid cultivating around plants because they have shallow roots. Roots appreciate a good mulch.

Additional information

Common Name

Wintergreen Korean Boxwood

Botanical Name

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Wintergreen'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

2 to 4 ft.

Width

3 to 5 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

April

Flower Color

yellow – insignificant

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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