- USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8
- Height 2-4 Feet Tall
- Spread 2-4 Feet Wide
- Full Shade to Full Sun
- Garden design has been described as the slowest of all visual arts as gardens can take years to reach maturity. Fortunately with plants like Sprinter® boxwood, you can get there quicker. This fast-growing boxwood has an upright habit that will give you a filled-in look in less time than slower-growing boxwoods. It comes from good genes too, as it is an improved form of the ever-popular tough and cold-hardy ‘Winter Gem’ boxwood.
Boxwood creates the perfect foil for colorful plantings of flowering shrubs, perennials, and annuals. No matter whether you plant Sprinter® to create a formal hedge,form the sheared walls of garden rooms, or use it in a more naturalistic setting, you will appreciate its emerald-green leaves that hold their glossy beauty throughout the year, along with its no-fuss demeanor. Deer-resistant and salt-tolerant too!
Sprinter Boxwood Care
Boxwoods are about as fool-proof as plants come, and Sprinter®, with its ‘Winter Gem’ parentage, is truly a no-fuss plant. Boxwoods do well in full sun and shady conditions, as long as it is not dark, dense shade. They appreciate moist but not sopping soil, so good drainage is the key (as it is for so many plants). Watering the first season of planting is important, especially when Mother Nature turns off the taps in summer and early fall.
Mulch lightly to retain moisture and fertilize annually with a slow-release granular product formulated for broadleaf evergreens. Pruning Sprinter Boxwood is not needed or necessary. However, if you would like to prune, do so in the summer. Trim and cut away dead or sick branches anytime throughout the year to help the appearance of the plant.
Sprinter Boxwood Spacing
This is one of the fastest-growing of the cold-hardy boxwoods, reaching 4 feet tall and wide in a few years. If you are planting a hedge of Sprinter® boxwoods, space them 2-3 feet apart so they appear as one continuous plant quicker. This is also a good spacing if you are massing them in a less formal way. If you are using them individually to anchor a bed or create a backdrop, space other woody plants 2.5-3 feet from the trunk. You can fill in with perennials and annuals until the woody plants mature.
Sprinter Boxwood Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8|
|Flower Color(s): n/a|
|Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun|
|Height: 2 - 4 Feet Tall|
|Spread: 2 - 4 Feet Feet Wide|
|Habit: Rounded Compact|
|Features: Deer Resistant, Interest Year-Round|
|Scientific Name: Buxus microphylla 'Bulthouse'|
|Common Name: Sprinter Boxwood|
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice|
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.