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Sprinter® Boxwood

Proven Winners

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$30.99
This product does not ship to: ID,TN
  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • 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: 5-9
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
Watering: Medium
Features: Deer Resistant, Interest Year-Round
Scientific Name: Buxus microphylla 'Bulthouse'
Common Name: Sprinter Boxwood
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice
SKU:
BUXSP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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 a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

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

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations