Boxwoods for Every Landscape
Boxwoods have been the backbone of Southern gardens for centuries, and new selections are now offering solutions for every landscape.
American or Common Boxwood(Buxus sempervirens)
It's one of the largest boxwoods, growing to more than 15 feet tall and wide, and it's long-lived. Plant on a well-drained site. It can grow in the Upper, Middle, and Lower South.
Best for accents and tall hedges: 'Dee Runk' is 8 feet tall, 2 feet wide, upright, grows faster than 'Fastigiata,' and needs little pruning. 'Fastigiata' is 8 feet tall and 3½ feet wide.
Best for foundations: 'Vardar Valley' grows 2 to 3 feet tall and twice as wide or wider. It has blue-green foliage in spring, has no leaf miner problems, and is very cold hardy.