Buxus Green Velvet Description
Hefty, 3 - year old plants! This evergreen boxwood was bred specifically for extra hardiness in Ontario, Canada!
Green Velvet Boxwood has fine, deep green leaves and makes the perfect low-growing Hedge Plant for edging a pathway or formal garden.
This Buxus hybrid thrives in even the coldest zone 5 winters of Chicago without loosing its velvety green foliage color!
The full-bodied habit and low, dense foliage lends itself to shearing and creating a variety of looks for the garden design.
Boxwood's evergreen foliage makes the perfect backdrop for long-blooming KnockOut Roses, various Flower Shrubs, & textural Ornamental Grasses.
Boxwood are easily grown in normal garden conditions with well-drained soil and part shade.
Boxwoods are fairly low maintenance and prefer to have their shallow roots left undisturbed.
Special Features: Cold Hardy, Cut Foliage, Disease Resistant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Foliage Interest, Multi-Seasonal Interest, Winter Interest
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- Botanical Name:
Buxus 'Green Velvet'
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- Height x Width:
36" x 36"
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Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Edging, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Small Spaces
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PA, AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Evenly moist, well-drained loams (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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