Gordo Boxwood (Buxus x ‘Conrowe’)

Gordo Boxwood

  • Gorgeous Compact Korean Boxwood Variety
  • Minimal Pruning and Maintenance
  • Slightly Larger, More Scalloped Leaf Form
  • Fine-Textured Foliage
  • Grow in Sun or Part Shade
  • Honey Bees Love the Subtle Blooms of Spring
  • Deer Tend to Leave Them Alone
  • Very Useful Structure and Screening for Modern Yards

You will never, ever grow tired of Gordo Boxwood (Buxus x ‘Conrowe’ PP# 19924).

This plant is a classic, rounded Boxwood shrub that easily fits into small-space gardens. But Gordo stands out from other varieties with its decorative, large, scalloped leaves.

The variety Gordo basically adds a layer of delicious frosting on top of a yummy Boxwood cake. The beautiful, scalloped leaf form is even more finely textured than others.

In spring, small, scented yellow flowers add a nice layer of freshness. Go ahead and feel good about providing their nectar-rich resources for local pollinators and butterflies.

Let them grow out as naturally “fluffy” to define your space and add a wonderfully, low-maintenance, chill vibe. Gardens should be designed for people, after all.

Wouldn’t you rather be hanging out with your friends in a gorgeous, green landscape that was carefully designed and executed, after all? It’s so easy to do with help from structure plants like Gordo Boxwood.

Of course, you’ll be able to shear them into perfect round balls. These plants are such effective evergreen accents in the landscape.

Gordo Boxwood holds up your garden design all year-long. Make at least one-third of your planting choices be evergreen plants. They’ll become the “bones” of your garden.

There are so many ways to include these versatile, rounded shrubs in your landscape. Amp up the visual impact of your foundation planting; or use them as a useful screen behind your patio seating.

How to Use Gordo Boxwood in the Landscape

Whether you use one as a specimen, or add several as part of a living hedge, Gordo helps you turn eyesores into assets.

For instance, you can hide your garbage cans with a living hedge. This kind of beautifully elegant utility can make taking out the garbage a more blissful experience.

Place one in each corner of your patio or outdoor entertainment area. Give them room to spread and flourish into their mature height and width. Enjoy their gracious, restful presence.

Gain comfort by living with these easy-care plants. You’ll feel better being around them.

How fun would it be to create a living toy, using a checkerboard planting pattern directly into a flat lawn? The kids could play epic games of hide and seek; and you would gain an instant garden feature that is frankly, so stylish it hurts. Plant them eight feet apart, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

Create topiaries. Learn a new skill and enjoy a masterpiece that makes people smile.

Even if you just placed a single shrub into an extra-large outdoor container, and added it as a backdrop to your other outdoor containers, you’d love the effect!

Tips for Care

All Boxwood needs at least four hours of sunlight a day for best performance. Gordo would be fine if planted in full sun all day long.

The planting soil needs to drain away quickly after a rainstorm. However, the well-drained soil itself should remain a bit moist.

Improve your soil over time and keep the root system cool and damp by applying a three-inch layer of mulch. Pull it back away from touching the trunks. Reapply a fresh coat every year or so.

Add supplemental water regularly if you don’t receive enough rainfall. Please protect your investment with a regular schedule of watering, especially when your plants are young.

In fall, soak the soil before the ground freezes or the drying winter winds start picking up. These evergreens need good moisture in their leaves for protection.

Prune in late spring to early summer, after the new flush of growth. Stop pruning well before the winter approaches to avoid encouraging new growth late in the season.

In early spring, apply an organic, slow-release fertilizer. Follow the label directions.

Our grower takes very special care to ensure your plants are commercial-grade materials. We work with garden designers across the country each week of every year.

Gordo Boxwood (Buxus x ‘Conrowe’) Details

Common name Gordo Boxwood
Botanical name Buxus x 'Conrowe'
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone 5-8
Growth rate Medium, Slow
Height 3 - 4 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color Yellow