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