Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionNorth Star® boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) is a timeless addition to any landscape. Its globe-shaped habit requires little to no pruning but can be easily trimmed to fit any landscape needs. This tiny shrub makes an excellent low growing hedge, a lovely shrub in containers, or a stand out addition to topiary gardens.
Have other shrubs that deer like to nibble on? Replace them with North Star® boxwood and enjoy its classic good looks and deer-resistant foliage. This no-prune evergreen thrives in both sun and shade and adds outstanding color even through winter! Boxwood is the perfect, low-maintenance way to add year-long color and texture to just about any garden!DetailsBotanical name:Buxus sempervirens 'Katerberg' Patent #: USPP 15,998 Common name: Boxwood Zone: 5 -9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ Hours sun), part sun (4-6 hours sun), shade (<4 hours sun) Height x width: 2-2.5' x 2-2.5' Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Year-Round Bloom time: Early spring Features: Winter interest, space savers, rabbit resistant, deer resistant, proven winners, evergreens, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, edging, foundation planting, hedge, small spaces How To GrowSoil: Evenly moist, well-drained soil. Prefers a slightly acidic soil pH between 6.5 and 7.0. Light: Full sun to part sun. Will grow well in a variety of part shade situations, including open sun-dappled conditions or light shade with several hours of morning sun or early afternoon sun. Plants can grow in close to full shade, but typically are less vigorous and more open with decreased foliage density. When grown in full sun, plant foliage is more likely to scorch, bronze in winter, or suffer from mite attacks. Water: Evenly moist, average Spacing: 2-4' Fertilizing: Roots appreciate a good organic (e.g., bark or compost) mulch (1-2"). Apply a balanced fertilizer, such as a 10-10-10 ratio fertilizer, or slow release fertilizer (such as Osmocote), after the second year of growth by spreading it evenly over the surface of the soil (follow label directions), and watering it in. Winterizing: Boxwood is best sited in locations sheltered from strong winds, with, if possible, some protection from full winter sun. Foliage may bronze in winter when exposed to half day to full day sun. Winter winds can remove moisture from leaves at a rapid rate, often resulting in dehydration and bronzing. Carefully remove heavy snow accumulations as quickly as practicable to minimize stem/branch damage. Maintenance & Pruning: Plants are generally tolerant of pruning and shearing. Pruning should never be done prior to the last spring frost date. Pruning too early in spring often promotes tender new growth that may be damaged or killed by a late spring frost. Avoid cultivating around plants because they have shallow roots.
North Stars came boxed beautifully. Perfectly suitable for my dream garden. Just have to let them GROW!
They arrived in perfect condition and are thriving
North Star Boxwood
Beautiful and healthy plants, but I think summer in Florida was not the best time to plant them in full sun. Some of them changed from a beautiful green to an ugly desiccated green. I ended up with five dead ones and the rest were moved to the bit of shaded spot I have or planted in pots and placed in the lanai. So far they are doing fine in the shade and pots.
North Star Boxwood
I have had boxwood shrubs in my yard for over 10 years. North Star Boxwood variety is a low growing compact shrub, which I was unable to find at my local nursery, When I saw them on GGP website I order 6 shrubs immediately. Plants arrived healthy and in good condition.
Very Healthy Plants
I recently purchased two North Star boxwoods and pleasantly surprised at how healthy the plants looked when they arrived and how well they were packaged. After a few weeks planted in my garden, they are thriving.