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Dwarf English Boxwood
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- Rounded, compact size is ideal for borders or pathways
- Suitable for containers or topiary shapes
- Easy care
About This Plant
Up to 60 inches
Up to 60 inches
Foundation, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers
Attractive foliage texture, useful for formal gardens and small hedges, deer and rabbit tolerant
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care DescriptionIt is best to plant your Boxwood in or around fall to allow its root system to grow, making for a strong and healthy shrub. May be clipped or trimmed back to desired shape, however this plant grows slowly.
Effort of Care
Chalk, clay, loam
Will grow in a variety of shaded situations. Do not plant in full shade, will decrease foliage density. Full Sun will burn foliage.
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Disease and Pests
Generally resistant to most diseases and pests. Boxwood Blight caused by long periods of foliage moisture, boxwood leafminer, boxwood mite and boxwood psyllid.
USDA Hardiness Zone