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Boxwood Green Velvet Buxus sinica var. insularis x B. sempervirens 'Green Velvet'

Boxwood Green Velvet - Buxus sinica var. insularis x B. sempervirens 'Green Velvet'
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'Green Velvet' boxwood is broadleaf evergreen hybrid that combines the hardiness and compactness of Korean boxwood with the velvety deep green foliage of English boxwood.

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Zones 4 - 9 Zones 4 - 9
Hardiness Zones 4 - 9
The Boxwood Green Velvet can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Evergreen Evergreen
Type of tree
Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs
2' - 4' High 2' - 4' High
Mature Height
The Boxwood Green Velvet grows to be 2' - 4' feet in height.
2' - 4' Spread 2' - 4' Spread
Mature Spread
The Boxwood Green Velvet has a spread of about 2' - 4' at full maturity.
Slow Growth Slow Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This Boxwood Green Velvet does well in full sun, partial shade, full shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil

Intolerant of wet soil and salt.

Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This Boxwood Green Velvet has rounded shape.
Attributes

A broadleaf evergreen hybrid that combines the hardiness and compactness of Korean boxwood with the velvety deep green foliage of English boxwood. This versatile shrub can be used for a border, low hedge, or a stand-alone shrub. It grows naturally to a semi-spherical shape and can be easily sheared to any form. The clusters of pale green or cream colored spring flowers are fragrant but inconspicuous. It is intolerant of wet soil and salt and needs protection from winter sun, strong winds, and heavy snow. It grows slowly to 2'-4' tall and wide. Plant 18"-3' apart for a hedge. zones 4-9.

Description

'Green Velvet' boxwood is broadleaf evergreen hybrid that combines the hardiness and compactness of Korean boxwood with the velvety deep green foliage of English boxwood. It grows naturally to a semi-spherical shape and can be easily sheared to any form. The clusters of pale green or cream colored spring flowers are fragrant but inconspicuous. The small, oval lustrous leaves retain their dark green color year round, but may get a slight bronze hue in late winter. This versatile shrub can be used for foundation, border, low hedge, specimen or accent, container, and formal garden plantings. It adapts to a wide range of soil and site conditions with good resistance to browsing. It is intolerant of wet soil and salt and needs protection from winter sun, strong winds, and heavy snow. It grows slowly to 2'-4' tall and wide. Plant 18"-3' apart for a hedge. zones 4-9.

Leaves

Small, oval lustrous leaves retain their dark green color year round, but may get a slight bronze hue in late winter.

Flower Color

Subtlely pale green to cream colored