American Boxwood, or Common Boxwood, are an excellent choice for hedges, borders or as individual specimens. Extremely cold-hardy and glossy in appearance, American Boxwood are a classic choice for gardens throughout the Northeast and Long Island. Easily shaped, these dense shrubs are great foundation plants and perform well in hedges. Left alone, these slow-growing plants can get very large but can be kept smaller with regular pruning.
The first planting of American boxwood in America was on Shelter Island, NY, using boxwood brought over the Atlantic Ocean from Amsterdam.
|Latin Name:||Buxus sempervirens|
|Exposure:||Part to Full Sun|
|Mature Height:||10-12 Feet|
|Mature Width:||6-8 Feet|
|Recommended Spacing:||1.5-3.5 Ft apart|
|Hardiness Zone:||Zone 6-9|
|Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary|
Recommended Spacing: 1.5-3.5 ft apart
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Plants with listed heights (i.e. 4-5 ft) are measured from the top of the root ball to the top of the plant. Basically, what will be exposed out of the ground after planting. We do not count the root ball or container in the tree size.
Many of our plants come in the plastic Nursery Containers in which they are grown. These containers come in various sizes. Typically, the larger the container, the more mature and larger the plant is. The containers are measured by the "Gallon". More often than not, the larger the gallon size, the larger the plant.