Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Hybrid Boxwood

Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Medium Evergreen
  • Scientific Name: Buxus hybrids Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Boxwood
  • Related Cultivars:

    Buxus microphylla var. koreana 'Winter Green'
    Buxus Buxus x 'Glenco'
    Buxus Buxus x 'Green Gem'
    Buxus Buxus x 'Green Mound'
    Buxus Buxus x 'Green Velvet'

  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 2-3'
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. In the upper Midwest requires protection from drying winter wind and sun. Full sun to shade.

  • Notes:

    These hybrids of Korean littleleaf boxwood (Buxus microphylla var. koreana) and common boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) combine the hardiness of Korean littleleaf boxwood and the green winter color of the common boxwood.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Hedges should be trimmed wider at the base to allow adequate light to the lower branches which will keep the hedge looking full. Hedges may be trimmed from spring to mid-July. If a hedge becomes overgrown and woody it may be renewed by cutting the entire plant to near the ground level in late fall or early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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