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Boxwood - Graham Blandy / Size 1
Graham Blandy Boxwood/Buxus


 
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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail spring 2023
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 5" - 8" tall / Quart sized rootball

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $6.95

Product Code: BOXGRA1

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Buxus sempervirens 'Graham Blandy'


Overall Description


Graham Blandy is an American boxwood variety with a narrow, tall, upright growth habit. Has good green color year round with minimal discoloration ( bronzing ) during winter months, especially if planted in a sheltered location away from harsh winter winds. Retains a tall, columnar shape with very minimal pruning or assistance - an occasional branch may need pruning here or there to give it a very neat formal look if desired.

Graham Blandy Boxwood has a columnar, narrow upright growth habit & shape, making it an excellent choice for use in tight spaces where width is a major concern. Can be planted in a row closely spaced for a nice narrow screen or hedge, and can even be used as an accent in large containers or planters for areas where a formal, tall specimen is needed.



Plant Facts & Specifications


--Mature Height : up to 10 ft

--Mature Width : 20" - 28" ( 2 ft being the avg )

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below)

--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, and slightly larger than many other boxwood varieties. Holds good green color year round in most locations.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - very small, rather inconspicuous, creamy yellow flowers develop in small clusters in April - May. 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.

--Recommended Spacing :
A spacing of about 2 ft apart is recommended for most typical hedge / screening 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 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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