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North Star Boxwood Buxus sempervirens

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 32 Inches
Programs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs

North Star Boxwood Buxus sempervirens

Sun or Shade 24 - 32

Features

Evergreen shrub is easy to maintain as a compact, dense globe. Deer resistant. Superior winter color. Good low maintenance hedge.

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.

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.

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.

North Star Buxus sempervirens 'Katerberg' PP: 15998 Can. PP: 2635

  • 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
    4 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
    4 years ago
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