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North Star® Boxwood Buxus sempervirens

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"
  • 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

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    • 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
      , 1 year ago
    • Best green winter color of all the boxwoods we grow

      Blue Heron Nurseries
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 9 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.

      Jill
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
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