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Sprinter® Boxwood Buxus microphylla

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
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
4' 4'
Height
2' - 4'
Spread
2' - 4'
  • Details

    Features

    Evergreen. Deer-resistant. Fast-growing.

    Best Seller
    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Winter Interest
    Salt Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Green
    Flower Shade: 
    not significant
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    shiny
    Habit: 
    Upright
    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: 

    Landscapes and containers.

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

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Fertilize with a controlled release fertilizer in spring. Pruning is seldom needed, but may be trimmed in summer.

    This is an improved, fast-growing form of 'Winter Gem'. Its glossy evergreen foliage is attractive year-round, and it has excellent hardiness. This variety's more upright habit makes it great for hedging. Faster growth means it will fill in more quickly than other varieties.  Use it for edging or a low hedge in formal gardens.

    Sprinter® Buxus microphylla 'Bulthouse' USPP 25,896, Can 5,282
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    • My garden receives full sun and is in New Mexico's high desert at an altitude of 5,000 feet with an annual rainfall of 9 inches. The soil is sandy and high in alkaline. I'm replicating an ancient Roman garden and ordered 44 Sprinter Boxwoods for formal hedges. The plants arrived healthy, in excellent condition and delivered on time. The day after my plants arrived the temperatures rose to 100- 105 degrees with 13 hours of full sun for the next seven days. Despite the heat and sun, I immediately planted the Sprinter Boxwoods in my garden. I prepped the soil with 50% native soil and the rest a combination of natural soil, potting soil, steer manure and coffee grounds. I topped the plantings with an inch of pecan shells for water conservation, weed block and to increase soil acidity plus the shells looks cool. My boxwoods are thriving! PW has provided excellent customer service. Although I prefer to buy locally, I'll order form PW again if my local nursery doesn't carry the plants I need.

      Peter
      , New Mexico
      , United States
      , 11 weeks ago
    • I ordered 6 Sprinter boxwoods (quart size) and planted them upon receipt in fall of 2020. I was impressed with the extensive, healthy root systems on all 6 plants. Three are planted in part sun and three are planted in shade. They overwintered beautifully and have already doubled in size as of June 2021. I will definitely be ordering more in the future. Note: I was planting around tree roots, so I really appreciated being able to get smaller, quart-size specimens for planting. This size is never available at my local garden centers.

      Amy MB
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 18 weeks ago
    • I ordered 4 of these through Proven Winners last winter, so they've been in my landscape for a whole year now. Not only did they arrive intact to my doorstep, but they've doubled in size since that day. They've done great in my front yard as an evergreen interest plant! Im underplanting them this year with proven winners perennials Daisy's and dianthus. I'm so glad I went with these boxwoods as apposed to the other boxwood options. The Sprinter boxwoods have had zero issues so far, and they remained a cheerful green in all the seasons.

      Jennifer P.
      , South Carolina
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
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