Green Tower® Boxwood

Monrovia® Green Tower® Boxwood is the perfect evergreen hedge for tight spaces or to create a privacy screen. Lustrous dark green leaves have a lighter green underside. Very columnar growth makes it an ideal specimen for formal topiary shapes. Medium to finely textured foliage does not brown out in winter, and its density makes it a favorite shelter plant for birds.

  • Type: Zone 5-9
  • Light: Full sun, Partial sun.
  • Water: Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • Size: Moderate growing; reaches 9 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.

Green Tower® Boxwood

Green Tower Boxwood Care

Boxwoods grow well in full sun to part shade. Although adaptable to many soil types, they prefer a well-drained, alkaline soil. Water them every week, more often in the first year after planting or during dry periods.

Apply a balanced granular fertilizer once a year in early spring. They will grow naturally in their tall, narrow shape, so pruning is not needed. However, if you want to shear them into a hedge or create a topiary shape, do the pruning in late winter, before spring growth begins.

These can also be grown in a large container. You can grow Green Tower Boxwood in a container by itself or surround it with smaller “spiller” plants, according to Calloway’s Nursery. You will have to water the boxwood more often in a container than if you planted it in the ground, and the plant may not grow quite as fast or as tall as in-ground plants.

Uses

Because of its shape and dense, evergreen foliage, Green Tower boxwood has many uses in a garden design. It can be planted in rows to make a dividing wall between garden rooms or a privacy screen shielding a private garden from view from the street. A row of Green Tower boxwood grown along a bare wall will soften the appearance of the wall.

Because the full-grown plant remains quite narrow, it is particularly useful in tight spaces, such as narrow side yards or against walls. Remember that the plant will grow to 9 feet tall, so don’t place it under low-hanging eaves or other impediments. Pruning the top, if the plant is too tall for its space, will encourage lateral growth and make the plant get wider.

Green Tower Boxwood Care

Boxwoods grow well in full sun to part shade. Although adaptable to many soil types, they prefer a well-drained, alkaline soil. Water them every week, more often in the first year after planting or during dry periods.

Apply a balanced granular fertilizer once a year in early spring. They will grow naturally in their tall, narrow shape, so pruning is not needed. However, if you want to shear them into a hedge or create a topiary shape, do the pruning in late winter, before spring growth begins.

These can also be grown in a large container. You can grow Green Tower Boxwood in a container by itself or surround it with smaller “spiller” plants, according to Calloway’s Nursery. You will have to water the boxwood more often in a container than if you planted it in the ground, and the plant may not grow quite as fast or as tall as in-ground plants.

Monrovia® Green Tower® Boxwood is the perfect evergreen hedge for tight spaces or to create a privacy screen. Lustrous dark green leaves have a lighter green underside. Very columnar growth makes it an ideal specimen for formal topiary shapes. Medium to finely textured foliage does not brown out in winter, and its density makes it a favorite shelter plant for birds.

  • Type: Zone 5-9
  • Light: Full sun, Partial sun.
  • Water: Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • Size: Moderate growing; reaches 9 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.

Green Tower® Boxwood

Green Tower Boxwood Care

Boxwoods grow well in full sun to part shade. Although adaptable to many soil types, they prefer a well-drained, alkaline soil. Water them every week, more often in the first year after planting or during dry periods.

Apply a balanced granular fertilizer once a year in early spring. They will grow naturally in their tall, narrow shape, so pruning is not needed. However, if you want to shear them into a hedge or create a topiary shape, do the pruning in late winter, before spring growth begins.

These can also be grown in a large container. You can grow Green Tower Boxwood in a container by itself or surround it with smaller “spiller” plants, according to Calloway’s Nursery. You will have to water the boxwood more often in a container than if you planted it in the ground, and the plant may not grow quite as fast or as tall as in-ground plants.

Uses

Because of its shape and dense, evergreen foliage, Green Tower boxwood has many uses in a garden design. It can be planted in rows to make a dividing wall between garden rooms or a privacy screen shielding a private garden from view from the street. A row of Green Tower boxwood grown along a bare wall will soften the appearance of the wall.

Because the full-grown plant remains quite narrow, it is particularly useful in tight spaces, such as narrow side yards or against walls. Remember that the plant will grow to 9 feet tall, so don’t place it under low-hanging eaves or other impediments. Pruning the top, if the plant is too tall for its space, will encourage lateral growth and make the plant get wider.