Juke Box Pyracomeles (xPyracomeles ‘NCXP1’)

Juke Box Pyracomeles

  • Gorgeous Shiny Green Leaves
  • Fine Branching Creates Intersting Texture
  • Great Substitute for Boxwoods
  • Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Extremely Low Maintenance
  • Use For Hedging or Accents
  • Disease and Pest Resistant
  • Low Growth Habit

In a world full of boxwoods, strive to be a Juke Box® Pyracomeles (xPyracomeles ‘NCXP1’ PP31,409). Or, at least add one to your garden. We’re pretty sure you won’t regret it with its green shrubby growth habit and fantastic hedge making qualities!

The charm never truly ends as this evergreen keeps its color all year long. However, the show starts anew in the early spring when Juke Box puts on a flush of new, shiny green leaves.

This boxwood impersonater has fine branching that gives it an extremely eye-pleasing texture second only to that shiny green foliage covering.

This plant produces no flowers and, quite honestly, it doesn’t need any. They would simply distract from the subtle and unique characteristics Juke Box has to offer.

One of the best aspects of Juke Box is it’s ability and compliance to pruning. You can shape these low to the grown specimen into just about anything you’d like! Think of the versatility and the options that give you!

If you don’t feel like shaping, that’s totally ok too! Juke Box is low maintenance and resistant to pests and diseases. It can be a real “plant it and forget about it” addition to your landscape.

Your neighbors will want to know this new and exciting substitute for boxwoods. You can decide to tell them or keep Juke Box a secret between you and your garden.

Don’t wait another moment, Juke Box is that extra oomph of texture your flower beds and borders have been looking for. Order one today from our expert gardeners at Nature Hills Nursery!

How to Use Juke Box Pyracomeles in the Landscape

Think about all of the ways you could use a regular boxwood. Hedges, accenting, borders, island and foundation plantings and that’s just naming a few. Go ahead and use Juke Box for all of that same landscaping!

Its low to the ground growth habit makes Juke Box the perfect choice for hedging. It’ll be sure to add texture and a sense of proper elegance!

Of course, using the evergreen as an accent is always a great idea. Since this thornless plant produces no flowers, it makes a great addition to flower beds as an accent. It’ll add to the appeal without taking away the majesty already in the garden.

If you’ve been thinking about creating the perfect cottage garden look, there’s no better hedge edging to use than Juke Box! Line your property with them or add them against the walls of your house for fabulous evergreen foliage foundation plantings.

Your yard might also appreciate that little touch of green extending into fall and winter to go along with the oranges, yellows, and reds of the changing deciduous leaves.

The leaves and fine branches would also look quite stunning together clumped in mass plantings!

The bottom line is that Juke Box gives you all the same benefits as a boxwood with the added bonus of extra and unique texture!

Tips for Care

This excellent landscaping plant is so easy to take care of, you might have to plant it to believe it! Of course, we’ll go over some basics anyways.

It’ll thrive in full sun soaking up those golden sun rays, but it’ll do just as well in part shade. Especially if it can have a little reprieve from the midday summer sun.

Juke Box is quite disease resistant, making that one less thing to worry about. It’s also left alone by deer, for the most part, double score!

When picking out a spot for your Pyracomeles, keep in mind that well drained soils will keep it the healthiest. It’s also always a good idea to make sure your plants have good air circulation.

As mentioned earlier, feel free to prune to your exact desired shape. Simply prune after new growth has flushed out but before it becomes especially woody. Feel free to trim, train, and clip away!

It’s usually a good idea to add a layer of mulch around the base of your plants. Nothing too over the top, a thin covering around the base, one inch from the trunk, will help keep the roots cool and conserve water during those scorching summer months.

Prim and proper really are two of the best words to describe this plant. Giving all the elegance of an evergreen shrub with extra texture to keep the eyes wanting more.

Juke Box Pyracomeles (xPyracomeles ‘NCXP1’) Details

Common name Juke Box Pyracomeles
Botanical name xPyracomeles 'NCXP1'
Plant type Evergreen
Hardiness zone 7-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 12 - 36 inches
Width 12 - 36 inches
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time Early Spring