Buxus Green Velvet Description
Create a magnificent formal or informal garden with evergreen boxwood!
The hardiness and compact growth habit of Korean boxwood has the luxuriant deep green color of English Boxwood. Bred specifically for extra hardiness in Ontario, Canada! Green Velvet thrives in even the coldest zone 5 winters of Chicago without losing its velvety green foliage color even through the most difficult winters.
Its full bodied, rounded and dense habit growing 3' x 3'. Fine-textured, deep green leaves makes an ideal perfect low-growing hedge plant for edging a pathway or formal garden. Lends well to shearing for creating a wide variety of looks in garden design. Rich green evergreen foliage all year round
How to Grow Boxwood
- Grow in sun to part shade in well-drained clay or loam soil
- Shallow roots should not be disturbed after planting
Designing with boxwood
- Boxwood is widely used for both formal and informal gardens. It's rich year round evergreen foliage provide an excellent background to other shrubs or perennials.
- Labryinth featured in one of the photos is not low on maintenance. Space closer when planting.
- Accent an entryway or pathway.
- Give a formal structure to a perennial bed or flank a pool.
- Edge a garden (sheering gives it a formal look)
- Encircle an edible garden to add structure
- Makes a wonderful statement in containers framing an entryway
- Mass planting. The year round color and shape have a peaceful effect
- Hedge. Low growing hedge separate "rooms" of your garden bed, while creating a structural screen
Special features: Cold hardy, Cut foliage,Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Easy care, Evergreen, Foliage interest, Multi-seasonal interest, Winter interest
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Buxus 'Green Velvet'
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36" x 36"
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Accent, Border, Container gardening, Edging, Foundation planting, Hedge, Small spaces
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Soil: Evenly moist, well-drained loam (e.g., sand-clay mixture). Prefers a slightly acidic soil pH between 6.5 and 7.0.
Light: Full sun to part shade - 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
Spacing: 2 to 4 feet
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.
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