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Wintergreen Boxwood
Wintergreen Boxwood / Buxus



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Product Code: BOXWGR1

Buxus microphylla var. koreana 'Wintergreen'

Overall Description

Evergreen shrub best suited for use as a hedge or low growing border. Fairly small, oblong dark green leaves all year long. Moderate growth rate - enjoys part sun/ part shade best, and cool, moist soil with organic content. Soil needs to be well drained. very hardy variety of boxwood. Very compact, dense growth habit. This boxwood has shown to hold a very good green color through cold weather - better than most other boxwood varieties. Yet in highly exposed areas of wintry weather conditions ( mainly cold winds ), bronzing can be expected to various degrees.
This variety responds very well to trimming, and can be maintained in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, heights, widths, forms, etc. Widely used throughout the U.S. in a variety of applications.

Plant Facts & Specifications

Mature Height:
3-4 ft
Mature Width: 4-5 ft.
Growth rate: Moderate ( 4"-8" avg per yr )
Hardiness Zones: 5-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade - sheltered location to minimize any bronzing in winter.
Soil Preference: Average. Slightly cool & moist - fertile. Well drained. Mulching recommended.
Foliage Color & Texture: Foliage very typical of most B. microphylla varieties - small, oval shaped. Good dark green mature foliage - new foliage / growth is a lighter shade of green, maturing into the dark green color
Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: Very small, 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.
Fertilization / Feeding: Either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular ( Holly Tone is excellent ). Other granular types with 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio is acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring ( 2-4 individual applications ), and again in mid fall ( 2 or 3 individual applications ) - avoid feeding during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting.