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Boxwood - Wintergreen / Size 1
Wintergreen Boxwood

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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

--Mature Width : 4 - 5 ft.

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 4" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

--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.

--Recommended Spacing :
Recommended spacing of 2 - 2 1/2 feet apart for a good dense tight formal hedge planting. Space can be widened to 3 feet apart, but overall density of hedge will be slight thinner. Space can be adjusted much wider for use as accents, or in applications where individual specimen shapes are desired - 6 feet, or more can be used as a spacing rule......depending upon how large & what shape you wish to maintain each individual shrub at.

--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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