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Boxwood (Korean) Buxus sinica var. insularis

Korean Boxwood - Buxus sinica var. insularis
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Esteemed for hedges because it can be sheared into precise shapes. Its small dark leaves create dense foliage. An excellent plant to line driveways or borders. (zones 5-9)

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Zones 5 - 9 Zones 5 - 9
Hardiness Zones 5 - 9
The Boxwood (Korean) 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, Shrubs
2' High 2' High
Mature Height
The Boxwood (Korean) grows to be 2' feet in height.
4' - 6' Spread 4' - 6' Spread
Mature Spread
The Boxwood (Korean) has a spread of about 4' - 6' 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 (Korean) does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Boxwood (Korean) grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This Boxwood (Korean) has rounded shape.
Attributes

This evergreen plant is multi-branched, compact and dense with a rounded or broad-rounded shape; prefers full-sun to light-to-moderate shade. Excellent as a hedge plant for foundations, edging situations, parterres and formal gardens. A superb plant, the Korean Boxwood has been utilized for nearly every imaginable landscape purpose.

Description

Esteemed for hedges because it can be sheared into precise shapes. Its small dark leaves create dense foliage. The flowers are small and insignificant, but quite fragrant. An excellent plant to line driveways or borders. (zones 5-9)

Wildlife Value

Boxwoods contain a toxic alkaloid that makes them unpalatable. As a result, deer and other wildlife tend not to eat them.

Leaves

Small, dark leaves that create dense foliage.