Wee Willie Boxwood (Buxus sinica var. insularis ‘Wee Willie’)

Wee Willie Boxwood

  • Emerald Green Leaves
  • Dense, Deep Green Low Hedge
  • Very Cold Hardy
  • True Dwarf Fits In Any Garden

The Wee Willie Boxwood (Buxus sinica var. insularis ‘Wee Willie’) was introduced in 1990 as a true dwarf. It never grows bigger than two feet high or wide.

Do you want to line a pathway with a hedge you can step over? ‘Wee Willie’ can do that. Do you have a zero-lot-line property but want something formal and green in the front yard? ‘Wee Willie’ fits the bill. Can you spit a watermelon seed from one side of your yard to the other? ‘Wee Willie’ nestles into the smallest garden landscape with ease.

Despite being so “wee”, this little Boxwood rarely shudders at harsh winters. The leaves stay emerald green year-round, shockingly beautiful in the snow. ‘Wee Willie’ Boxwoods are really tough-as-nails plants, needing no pruning or special attention once they’re established and providing an interesting texture wherever you plant them.

Whether your yard is the size of the White House lawn or the size of a postage stamp, ‘Wee Willy’ will provide a crisp, never-think-twice-about-it hedge.

Wee Willie Boxwood (Buxus sinica var. insularis ‘Wee Willie’) Details

Common name Wee Willie Boxwood
Botanical name Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Wee Willie'
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 1 to 2 ft.
Width 1 to 2 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color N/A
Leaf color Green