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Green Velvet Boxwood

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

You may not recognize the name Buxus x 'Green Velvet,' but you likely will recognize the lush, dense true green foliage of this evergreen shrub. The Green Velvet Boxwood is a hardy plant that makes an excellent shrub in front of a home and can be used to divide outdoor spaces, all while providing a bright pop of color. New leaves emerge as a bright green and gradually fade to dark velvety green, and this plant retains its foliage all year.

Boxwood is a popular choice for hedges or topiaries. The leaves are relatively small, but the plant has so many branches laden with leaves that it effectively creates a dense, green wall of foliage. What’s more, this plant is deer-resistant, making it a great option in areas prone to damage from hungry deer. The Green Velvet Boxwood is grown as a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 9.

Green Velvet Boxwood Plant Care

Plant this evergreen shrub in full sun to part shade. The Green Velvet Boxwood needs at least 4 hours of daily sunlight to thrive. Water newly planted Boxwood a few times a week during the first year. Saturate the ground around the plant to promote a deep and developed root system. Established plants may need water during a drought but are generally self-sufficient. Feed the plant in the spring using a balanced slow-release fertilizer.

This plant does not require pruning, and if left untrimmed, this Boxwood will form an organic cloud-like look with gently rolling sides. Most people prefer hedges to have a more manicured look, and this variety responds well to routine pruning. At least a few times during the year, a light trim will keep the plant neat, tidy, and looking its best.

Green Velvet Boxwood Plant Spacing

Mature shrubs should be 3 to 4 feet wide and tall. Space Green Velvet Boxwood plants as close as 1.5 to 2 feet apart to create a dense, seamless hedge. Plants can be spaced further to create a more spread-out look if that is the look you want.

Green Velvet Boxwood Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Spacing: 4 Feet
Habit: Columnar
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: 4 Season Interest
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: Southern Living Plants
Common Name: Green Velvet Boxwood
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Buxus x 'Green Velvet'

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