American Boxwood Shrub (Buxus sempervirens)

American Boxwood Shrub

$44.95

What is American Boxwood Shrub

As American as baseball and apple pie, the American Boxwood Shrub is one of the most reliable plants you can have. For starters, you can shape it and grow it any way you like. Planted in a row, it’s a spectacular foundation hedge, or you can line it in front of your porch for added privacy and year-round foliage. It responds well to pruning and can be shaped into a topiary or bonsai for deck or patio décor.

Plus, it’s known for its extremely dense foliage. In fact, it can also act as a natural privacy fence. Especially since it’s remains an evergreen ornamental throughout the year, with tiny pale green flowers in spring set against a bed of lovely dark green leaves that are oblong and glossy. It’s a healthy specimen that performs well, even in cold temperatures.

Impervious to pests, deer, and disease resistant, the oh-so-easy American Boxwood looks good and performs well. But the best part? We’ve planted, grown and meticulously nurtured your American Boxwood to outperform expectations.

When it arrives to your door, shipped with care, it’s ready to grow. You won’t have to visit big box stores because you’ll have a well-rooted, healthy American Boxwood delivered directly to your home.

We only sell plants that are healthy, well-developed and ready for planting.

American Boxwood Shrub (Buxus sempervirens) Buxus sempervirens

How to Grow and Care for American Boxwood Shrub

American Boxwood Shrub (Buxus sempervirens) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 5-9 outdoors

Planting

Choose a location where your American Boxwood will receive full or partial sunlight. If you live in an area that gets very hot, they will do best when given some afternoon shade. Well-draining soil is also a must. Then, dig a hole the same depth as the root ball and three times as wide.

Place the boxwood upright into the hole ensuring it’s straight and begin to backfill the hole, watering every couple inches to prevent air pockets from forming. To help retain moisture in the soil and deter weed growth, apply a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch around the base of the boxwood, extending 12 inches past the foliage.

Watering

Water the American Boxwood deeply to ensure the roots are getting adequate moisture. The soil should stay moist but never saturated. Once it has established, it will need a weekly watering during periods of drought or extreme heat.

Fertilizing

Apply a balanced shrub fertilizer formula such as 10-10-10 in spring, before the start of new growth.

Pruning

American Boxwoods respond well to pruning. During the first two years of growth, prune your boxwood to your desired shape before new growth in spring. In the following years, the tips of the shrub will need to be pruned to maintain its shape.

American Boxwood Shrub (Buxus sempervirens) Details

Common name American Boxwood Shrub
Botanical name Buxus sempervirens
Plant type Shrubs, Hedges
Hardiness zone 5-9 outdoors
Growth rate Slow
Height 10-12 ft.
Width 8-10 ft.