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North Star® Boxwood Buxus sempervirens

(3 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Full Shade
  • Part Shade to Shade
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun
  • Sun or Shade

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Winter
Mature Size
32" 32"
Height
24 - 32"
Spread
24 - 32"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
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  • Details

    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

    Plant Type: 
    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: 
    Full Shade
    Light Requirement: 
    Part Shade to Shade
    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    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
  • 3 Reviews

    • I planted (2) quart-sixed plants in full sun in Cleveland, OH. They have reached 2' by the third summer. Color is great over the winter. Highly recommend and I will buy more.

      Clevelander
      3 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Best green winter color of all the boxwoods we grow

      Blue Heron Nurseries
      Ohio
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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.

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