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Green Velvet Boxwood (Buxus 'Green Velvet') at Tagawa Gardens

Green Velvet Boxwood

Green Velvet Boxwood

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Green Velvet Boxwood (Buxus 'Green Velvet') at Tagawa Gardens

Green Velvet Boxwood foliage

Green Velvet Boxwood foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Green Velvet Boxwood (Buxus 'Green Velvet') at Tagawa Gardens

Green Velvet Boxwood

Green Velvet Boxwood

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A broadly mounded hybrid of this broadleaf evergreen that takes pruning exceptionally well; very versatile in the landscape, makes a great low hedge, also useful for topiary

Ornamental Features

Green Velvet Boxwood has forest green foliage. The small round leaves remain forest green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Green Velvet Boxwood is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Green Velvet Boxwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Topiary
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Green Velvet Boxwood will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Green Velvet Boxwood makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Nursery Notes

Plant in morning sun only, a northeast location protected from afternoon sun is best.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Rock  Garden  Topiary  Container 
Applications
Plant Form  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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