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Golden Dream Boxwood  / Buxus


 
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Our Price : $7.95

Product Code: BOXGDR1

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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

--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 broadleaf - 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 a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.


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