Boxwood are evergreen shrubs that are planted in stylish and formal gardens and are one of the most popular choices for garden topiaries. Boxwood are versatile shrubs and easy to grow. They are available in different shapes and sizes depending on the species as there are as many as 70 varieties of boxwood plants. These evergreen shrubs can fit well in a variety of garden areas used as borders, edging, topiaries and globe forms.
These small leaf shrubs can take the shape of a precise mound or grow into tiny green clouds of foliage if left un-pruned. With an ultimate height of 4-8 3-6' and a spread of 4-5', this shrub forms graceful short hedges. Boxwood is also used as a definer around garden beds and path. Boxwood thrives best in well-drained soil with a full or partial sun location for its optimum growth. Popular boxwood varieties to consider are 'Wintergreen' and 'Wintergem'.
Pros: Evergreen, topiary, dense growth, nice forms, various heights
Cons: Requires clipping
Size: 2-5' height, 3-4' spread
Light: Sun-Part Sun
Bloom Color: None
Fall Color: None
Water Needs: Low-Normal
Similar Plants: Dwarf Yaupon Holly