Pretty Japanese Boxwood Shrubs – Standard evergreen shrub with mild inexperienced, rounded leaves and dense development. Makes a superb sheared hedge or left unpruned, a classical accent at entrys and corners. Does effectively as a container plant. It is tolerance of drought, warmth and alkaline soil, makes it a better option than the English boxwood.
Boxwoods are frequent hedges grown for his or her winter curiosity and evergreen tendencies. The Japanese boxwood is available in many alternative varieties. The “Wintergreen” boxwood is a Korean boxwood. Each look very related as they’ve shiny, evergreen leaves. “Wintergreen” has inconspicuous, yellow flowers in spring whereas Japanese boxwoods are likely to have inconspicuous, creamy white flowers. Japanese boxwoods will range in hardiness, though the “Nationwide” selection is hardy to U.S. Division of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 to 9. “Wintergreen” is hardy from USDA zones four to 9.
Small, thick leaves, sluggish fee of progress and a bushy behavior make this a dream of a plant for neat freaks and shrub sculptors. It is good for formal, manicured landscaping…or you may simply trim sometimes for a pleasant, pure seem like the plant pictured right here. This compact shrub works nearly wherever – cell house planters, basis plantings, below bushes, you title it. It may be used as a substitute of the extra typical Schillings holly for a small inexperienced shrub – the leaves are a brighter inexperienced than Schillings, and Japanese boxwood can take various levels of sunshine.
Since these boxwoods develop so slowly, plant them 2 ft aside if you would like them to kind a low hedge. Come out from the home 2 or extra ft. This shrub makes a straightforward-care plant for a container or planter.