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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
48" 48"
Height
24 - 48"
Spread
24 - 48"
  • 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
  • 3 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • 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
      , 3 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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