Boxwood - Korean / Size 1
Korean Boxwood

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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail mid Spring 2017
Average Plant Shipping Size: 6" - 8" tall

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Our Price : $5.95

Product Code: BOXKOR1

Buxus microphylla var. koreana

Overall Description

Korean Boxwood is a very hardy boxwood with excellent cold hardiness - makes a great choice for northern gardens. Has been noted to survive temperatures as low as -20F, and can be used in zone 4 locations, where most Boxwoods would fail. Leaves are much more elongated, and elliptic in shape than most other Boxwood cultivars that are commonly seen. Can also withstand the heat & humidity of the southeast - just a good hardy plant!!
Foliage will bronze slightly in extremely cold areas - the more exposure & less shelter that is provided, the more intense the winter bronzing will be displayed. Makes a great hedge, foundation planting - can be sheared / trimmed to be maintained at a wide variety of heights & widths.

Plant Facts & Specifications

Mature Height: 3 - 4 ft

Mature Width:4-5 ft

Growth rate:
Moderate ( 4"-6" avg per yr )

Hardiness Zones
4-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page )

Sun Exposure:
Full to partial sun - will even do very well in partial shade areas.

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

Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen broadleaf -
extremely bright, vibrant green. Leaves are more elongated, very elliptic & oblong when compared to most other Boxwood cultivars. Foliage density can be greatly enhanced through regular shearing / trimming if desired.

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.

Recommended Spacing:
A spacing of about 2 ft apart is recommended for most typical hedge applications.

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.

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