- Partial Shade to Full Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 30 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
Boxwood is the perfect shrub to grow for topiary and formal hedging. For a more relaxed feeling, try planting golden variegated Korean boxwood. The brilliant lime colored foliage is highlighted with an even brighter yellow at the margins, allowing this shrub to shine no matter where it is planted in the garden. The very slow growth habit makes for less pruning and clipping, which means far less maintenance than other types of boxwood shrubs.
Buxus sinica ‘Sunburst’ is a true broadleaf evergreen that looks great in the garden year-round. It even attracts beneficial pollinators when its insignificant flowers are in bloom early in the summer. Gardeners in USDA growing zones 5-9 can use this hardy and deer-resistant shrub as part of a low-growing informal or clipped hedge or mixed bed of shrubs and perennials. Try growing it in a container on the front step, patio, or deck, where the dainty and decorative foliage can be seen close up. Korean boxwood is highly tolerant of urban conditions such as poor soil and heavy air pollution, making it good for planting along sidewalks and driveways or near heavy traffic areas such as shopping centers or parking lots.
Golden Variegated Korean Boxwood Care
Korean boxwoods will grow well in full sun to part shade, although they appreciate protection from the hottest part of the day in warmer climates. This boxwood will adapt to a variety of soil types as long as the pH is neutral to alkaline. Keep the soil evenly moist for best performance. Boxwood does not tolerate periods of drought or very hot temperatures. Mulching with an organic material such as compost, finely shredded arborist chips, or leaves will help retain moisture and suppress annual weeds. Fertilize once in the early spring with an all-purpose, slow-release, granular formula.
The slow growth habit of Korean boxwood makes it one of the more low-maintenance shrubs. The branching and foliage growth is less dense than other types of boxwood, giving it a more relaxed look while allowing for much more air circulation through the middle of the plant. Pruning is only needed in late winter to remove damaged branches or keep the shrub to size.
Golden Variegated Korean Boxwood Spacing
The overall size of golden variegated Korean boxwood is 18-30 inches high and 12-24 inches wide. Multiple shrubs can be planted close together, spacing them 18-24 inches apart. A single specimen can be grown in a pot with at least a 16-inch diameter.
Golden Variegated Korean Boxwood Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 30 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 12 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 1 - 2 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen, Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Lime green to Yellow Foliage|
|Seasonal Interest: Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest|
|Features: Foliage Interest|
|Common Name: Golden Variegated Korean Boxwood|
|Scientific Name: Buxus sinica v. Ins. Sunburst|
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