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BOXWOOD / BUXUS
Boxwood - Green Velvet / Size 1
Green Velvet Boxwood / Buxus
A VERY POPULAR HEDGE CHOICE - ESPECIALLY IN THE SOUTHERN U.S.
*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail Fall 2013
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 7"-10" tall
*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii
PLANT DESCRIPTIONS & FACTS
B. microphylla var. koreana X B. sempervirens 'Green Velvet'
Green Velvet Boxwood is an extremely hardy hybrid boxwood variety that is especially well suited for use in the southeastern US, due to its increased tolerance of warmer climates & higher humidity. Nice dark green foliage is quite typical for the boxwood species, with minimal bronzing occurring in winter. Bronzing will be more pronounced in colder climates, or in areas where they are exposed to more severe wintry conditions ( winds, etc ).
This variety of boxwood will get slightly larger than some of the smaller, more dwarf versions.....but can be maintained at lower widths & heights through regular trimming / maintenance. Probably not the ultimate choice for those situations where extremely low height is needed ( know gardens, low formal hedging, etc ), but a perfect fit for situations where a nice, neat, evergreen hedge of approx 4-5 feet high is needed. Very, very nice boxwood variety - holds up very, very well year after year - one of our best sellers, period.
Plant Facts & Specifications
4 - 6 ft
5 - 6 ft.
Moderate ( 6"-8" avg per yr )
5-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our
Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page
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.
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" - 30" apart is recommended for most typical medium height hedge applications.
Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 -
- 5 -
- 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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