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Boxwood (Korean)Buxus sinica var. insularis

Boxwood (Korean)—Buxus sinica var. insularis

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)

Zones 5 - 9
Zones 5 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 5 - 9
The Boxwood (Korean) can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Evergreen
Evergreen

Type of tree:
The Boxwood (Korean) falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info


The Boxwood (Korean) can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

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.