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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DescriptionAdd year-round color and dimension to your landscape with Sprinter® Boxwood (Buxus microphylla). This low growing evergreen has shiny green foliage that makes a striking addition to containers and looks impressive flanking entryways. Trying to fill in an area quickly? This improved form of Winter Gem is fast-growing and fills in your landscape more rapidly than slower-growing boxwoods.
While no pruning is required to enjoy this lustrous beauty, its dense small leaves recover quickly from pruning, making them ideal candidates for topiary. This boxwood adds stunning structure to any landscape, plus with its hardy nature and added disease and deer resistance, it's perfect for those looking to add some low-maintenance interest into their landscape.DetailsBotanical name:Buxus microphylla 'Bulthouse' Patent #: USPP 25,896 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: 2-4' x 2-4' Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Year-Round Bloom time: Early spring Features: Winter interest, space savers, rabbit & deer resistant, proven winners, heat tolerant, evergreens Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, edging, foundation planting, hedge, small spaces How To GrowSoil: Evenly moist, well-drained soil. Boxwood grows well in soils that are slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. Light: Sun/part sun/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, 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.
Our Guide for Fall Planting
The start of fall may signal the gardening season is coming to a close, but it’s not over yet! There is still plenty of time to enjoy colorful flowers and foliage or even sprinkle in some new perennials and shrubs before winter arrives.
Fantastic plants - do very well for us in Mississippi, zone 8. Sun or shade option! And they are a super soft variety with a lot of movement - not stiff like other boxwoods. Love them!
N.N. (New York)
Sprinter boxwood are terrific
My tall plants were green and healthy in the box. They're planted and seem happy in their new homes.
16/16 arrived in perfect condition! Packaged so nicely. Awesome growth. It was my first time buying from Great Garden Plants but it WILL NOT be my last!
I've ordered about 25 sprinter boxwood and have had success with all of them. They've all settled in and grown a bunch already.
C. (New Jersey)
Beautiful little sprinters.
I received twelve baby sprinter boxwood plants in perfect condition and very well packed so they were not hurt during shipping. I actually had to wait a week to plant these and they were in my garage, I watered them once during this time. They are beautiful and are now in my yard for over a month and they are all doing well and look great. I love my plants and the deer leave them alone. Super happy with my sprinters and Great Garden Plants, this was my first online plant purchase ever. I will be ordering more from this company.