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Boxwood / Buxus
Boxwood - Green Mountain / Size 1
Green Mountain Boxwood / Buxus
A WONDERFUL UPRIGHT, COLUMNAR BOXWOOD FORM
HYBRID BOXWOOD VARIETY
*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail fall 2014
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 6"-10" tall
*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii
PLANT DESCRIPTIONS & FACTS
B. microphylla var. koreana X B. sempervirens 'Green Mountain'
This is an more upright form of boxwood with small dark green leaves. It's an excellent shrub for hedging. Seems to hold good green color much better than most boxwoods through the winter months. Requires cool, moist soil conditions. Decent growth rate when compared to typical boxwood varieties, and will make an excellent, low maintenance medium height hedge within a few years.
Green Mountain Boxwood is probably better suited for hedges that require slightly more height than width, and in situations where attaining height is a higher priority. It is probably NOT the preferred boxwood variety, however, for low growing, extremely formal, or "knot" type hedges due to it's more upright growth habit.......unless you just enjoy the extra trimming that would be required to keep Green Mountain at heights of 2-3 feet or below, lol. For lower growing boxwood hedge projects ( 3 feet in height, or less ), we suggest looking at some of our other boxwood selections.
Plant Facts & Specifications
2 1/2 - 3 ft.
Moderate ( 6"-8" avg per yr )
4-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our
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Full to partial sun - will even do very well in partial shade areas.
Average. Slightly cool & moist - fertile. Mulching recommended.
Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen broadleaf -
very typical of most B. microphylla varieties - small, oval shaped. Good dark green mature foliage - newer foliage growth slightly brighter green. Good density. Holds nice green color throughout the winter in most colder climates.
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. Will attract bees while in bloom.
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.
A spacing of about 24" apart is recommended for most typical hedge applications.
Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 -
- 5 - 6 -
- 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance
Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend
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.
may be used at anytime.
Additional Features & Characteristics:
Occasional Trimming Recommended:
As with most all Boxwood varieties, we suggest a light trimming / shaping be performed 1-2 times per year to enhance foliage density & maintain overall desired shape.
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