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Buxus x 'Green Velvet' Boxwood
A soft-textured Boxwood with attractive velvety foliage that will grow in sun or mostly shade, 'Green Velvet' is a cross between English boxwood and Asian boxwood. The perfect home foundation plant or low hedge, it was designed to look great while withstanding both cold temperatures and drought in USDA Zones 5-8. It naturally grows in a dense rounded mound with little if any pruning necessary. That said, it responds well to pruning or shearing to an even tighter formal shape. Foliage is a deep grey-green with light green new growth in spring.
Landscape & Gardens Uses
Growing naturally in a rounded to mounding form 3 to 4 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide, the Green Velvet Boxwood is ideal for use as a low hedge, in groupings or accent plant in home foundation plantings and landscape borders. Makes a super formal clipped hedge. Excellent for pots, planters and other containers. A fine addition to formal gardens, English gardens, and cottage gardens.
Suggested Spacing: 2.5 to 3 feet apart for solid hedge; 6 feet or more apart for space between plants
The Green Velvet Boxwood is very easy to grow and requires little if any pruning to keep its natural rounded form. It will grow in a wide range of soils but prefers a moist, well-drained loam in full sun to part shade. In our gardens, we have one growing in almost full shade under a large oak tree and it's doing fine, though might not be quite as dense as those growing in part shade or sun. When grown in full sun the foliage takes on a bronze cast in winter. To avoid damage to new growth that can be stimulated by pruning, cease pruning two months prior to the average first-frost date in your area.