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Golden Dream Boxwood  / Buxus
Golden Dream Boxwood / Buxus



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Product Code: BOXGDR1

Buxus microphylla 'Golden Dream' - Plant Patent #16052

Overall Description

A new introduction in the ever growing selection of Boxwood varieties offered each year around the country. This extremely handsome plant has good green foliage that is edged & variegated with golden yellow. Growth habit is nice & compact, and foliage is very dense. Color is most pronounced in full sun, but will accept either full sun or partial shade. This plant can be used for anything from a low growing hedge to a nice, neat, accent in any garden. As with most all boxwoods, it prefers slightly cooler, moist soils with good drainage. A good top dressing of mulch around these guys will do wonders to keep the soil conditions very favorable. This new variety has a very promising future, and is sure to be a favorite in landscapes.

Plant Facts & Specifications

Mature Height: 3 ft

Mature Width: 3 ft

Growth rate: Moderate ( 4"- 8" avg per yr )

Hardiness Zones
6-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page )

Sun Exposure:
Full sun to partial shade - best color in sunny locations

Soil Preference:
Average. Slightly cool & moist - fertile. Mulching recommended.

Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen -
very typical of most B. microphylla varieties - small, oval shaped. Mature foliage is a nice bright green with a golden yellow edging. Newer foliage can many time be mostly yellow, to completely solid yellow then matures to the green edged in golden yellow pattern.

Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Flowers -
very small, rather inconspicuous creamy yellow flowers develop in small clusters in April - May, and are actually quite fragrant for the brief time that they are present.

Diseases / Insects:
Among the more prevalent problems one might be confronted with when growing Boxwood would be: Canker, root rot, boxwood leaf miner, boxwood webworm, nematodes, and boxwood mites. Most all of these pests / problems are much more commonly seen on Buxus sempervirens cultivars - other variations / hybrids seem to show much more resistance to these problems. Root rot ( Phytopthora ) can be a problem in inadequately drained soils, and is usually indicated by a lighter "off color" to the foliage. Annual treatment / inspection is strongly recommended during the early growing season in order to monitor any possible problems, and as a preventative action.

Recommended Spacing:
Approximately 2 feet apart for most typical hedge plantings - widen spacing if distinction from one plant to another is desired.

Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeas for use with all of evergreen species. However, either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.

Additional Features & Characteristics:

Container / Patio Gardening: Golden Dream Boxwood is an excellent choice for container or patio gardening due to its very small, compact size and non aggressive root system.