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North Star® Boxwood Buxus sempervirens

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 32 Inches
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
North Star® Boxwood Buxus sempervirens
Sun or Shade 24 - 32

Features

This new variety of boxwood is a cold hardy, dense globe that requires little if any pruning to form a low, dense, thick hedge. Shiny dark green leaves maintain good winter color. Use North Star boxwood as a low-growing hedge, or even to create the borders of a formal herb garden. It's a beautiful evergreen that will provide four seasons of enjoyment in the landscape.

Foliage Interest
Winter Interest
Deadheading Not Necessary
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Evergreen
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
24 - 32 Inches
Spacing: 
36 - 48 Inches
Spread: 
24 - 32 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Green
Flower Shade: 
not significant
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun or Shade
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Makes a great low hedge or border for formal plantings. Add it to any garden for winter interest.

PLEASE NOTE: North Star® Boxwood Buxus is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of TN.

Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers moist, well drained soil. Tolerates heavy pruning but is not necessary. Little care is needed, but may be pruned to shape as desired in summer.

North Star® Buxus sempervirens 'Katerberg' USPP 15,998, Can 2,635
  • Best green winter color of all the boxwoods we grow

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Blue Heron Nurseries
    Ohio
    United States
    7 years ago
  • I bought 20 of these in pint size containers. They have been in my garden for 3 years and are still very small. They are extremely slow growers.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Jill
    Michigan
    United States
    7 years ago
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