Skywalker Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens ‘Skywalker’)

Skywalker Boxwood

  • Up to 30-Inches of Growth a Year
  • Excellent Vertical Column Stays Narrow, Grows Tall
  • Beautiful Formal Evergreen
  • Takes Pruning Like a Champ
  • Very Useful Structure and Screening for Modern Yards
  • Evergreen Structure Plant
  • Fine-Textured Foliage
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Grow in Sun or Part Shade
  • Deer Tend to Leave Them Alone

It’s perhaps easier to explain the few locations where you couldn’t utilize the valuable Skywalker Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens ‘Skywalker’) in your garden. After all, these tall, skinny evergreen plants are such an elegant problem-solver in today’s small space gardens.

They stay so narrow, but can grow quite tall in a short amount of time. These are one of the very fastest Boxwood available on the market.

As with other Boxwood, it’s easy to keep them manicured and formally trimmed to just the size you like. This variety has larger leaves than others, and the beautiful, rounded leaves stay green all year-long.

Another great way to use Skywalker is to simply plant them and let them do their thing! Skywalker Boxwood will always look sophisticated, even if you let them grow out into their naturally “fluffy” state.

Skywalker Boxwood features fragrant, tiny, yellow flowers. You may never ever see them, but you’ll notice their fresh scent.

The fastigiate foliage is densely held from top to bottom, so you’ll never need a facer in front of it.

The growth is strongly upright, and the overall form looks like a living exclamation point! Use more than one to create hard-working living walls to create a special dining room or blissfully private getaway.

You’ll always love the modern twist of this classic choice. These plants are red-hot, and our current crop will sell out very quickly.

How to Use Skywalker Boxwood in the Landscape

Squeeze Skywalker Boxwood into the tightest side yard. Soften the awkward angle of the garage. Hide the neighbors second story window.

You’ll love how fast Skywalker will mature. Even planted as a solo specimen, this plant “makes the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs”. In other words, it grows fast. Up to 30 inches a year fast.

Of course, planting several Skywalker shrubs together will make a fantastic hedge. This is a really nice option if your preferred planting area runs along full sun and partly shaded areas.

Create a solid screen quickly by planting two and a half feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Increase the spacing for a looser hedge.

You’ll definitely appreciate how versatile these hard-working formal evergreens will be in your landscape. Order several, as you are bound to find additional places to plant them.

Tuck one into place on the side of your contemporary casual front door. Add another as a flanked pair on either side of the door on Colonial-style homes. Call them your “sentries”, and get ready for compliments!

Hide your workshed with a hedge. Use five of them spaced wide apart in a curved lawn planting. Turn one into a pom-pom topiary for a really rewarding garden feature.

Plant them in the ground, or in large exterior containers. Use a row of Skywalkers in matching containers along the length of your patio for easy, decorator style year after year.

Tips for Care

Skywalker Boxwood needs at least four hours of sunlight a day for best performance. It would also love full sun all day long.

Please give it well-drained soil. This variety is resistant to root rot, but why take chances? If you need to improve your drainage, add a mound of soil 18 inches high by three feet wide. Plant in that mound.

Apply a three-inch layer over the root system to keep it cool and moist. Pull the mulch back several inches from around the stems and leave a gap of several inches.

You’ll always want to protect your investment with a regular schedule of supplemental watering. Please pay close attention to water when your plants are young.

Check the soil near your plants to see if it’s moist, or getting dry. Saturate the soil as needed.

In late fall, give it a nice, long drink. These evergreens need moisture in their leaves for protection against the drying winter winds.

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

In early spring, feed Skywalker Boxwood an organic, slow-release fertilizer. Follow the label directions.

Skywalker is a wonderfully fast-growing, vertical solution to so many modern concerns. These are the adroit trees you’re looking for.

Skywalker Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens ‘Skywalker’) Details

Common name Skywalker Boxwood
Botanical name Buxus sempervirens 'Skywalker'
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone 6-9
Growth rate Fast
Height 15 - 20 ft.
Width 5 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color Yellow