- USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
- Height 1-3 Feet Tall
- Spread 1-3 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Shade to Full Sun
- Bring that extra-special touch to your garden with this variegated boxwood that marries beauty and hardiness. Wedding Ring® is unlike plain boxwoods because each lustrous deep green leaf is ringed in a bright lime green early in the season that matures to gold in summer. Truly unique! Wedding Ring® boxwood is no bridezilla either—it is the hardiest of all variegated boxwoods and, like all boxwoods, is deer-resistant.
Attaining a height and spread of just 1-3 feet, Wedding Ring® boxwood makes a great specimen in the garden, either in the border or in a pot. It puts a new spin on traditional boxwood edging with its two-toned foliage when planted as a low hedge. The addition of this plant alone will set your garden apart!
Wedding Ring Boxwood Care
You might think this boxwood would require more care than others, but it’s not the case. Wedding Ring® boxwood is just as cold hardy, vigorous, and fuss-free as other boxwoods that are hardy down to USDA Hardiness Zone 5. Site it in full sun to partial shade (but not deep shade) in moisture-retentive, well-drained soil. Mulch with a couple inches of shredded bark and keep well-watered the first season. You will need to pay closer attention to watering if you are growing it in a pot as it can dry out faster.
A light sprinkling of granular fertilizer for evergreens in the spring is a good idea. Pruning Wedding Ring Boxwood is not necessary, as this is a very compact plant. You may trim or cut back to shape the plant in the summer though. Cut off dead or sick branches and leaves anytime throughout the year to help the plant look better.
Wedding Ring Boxwood Spacing
With its compact stature and unique, stunning foliage, this boxwood is particularly suited to growing in containers. Plant it in a pot that is at least 14 inches across in good-quality potting soil. Planted in the garden as a hedge or mass, space the plants 12-18 inches apart on center. Allow a little more space if you are planting Wedding Ring® boxwood as a specimen in the border—approximately 18-24 inches from any adjacent plant.
Wedding Ring Boxwood Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9|
|Flower Color(s): n/a|
|Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Variegated Green|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun|
|Height: 1 - 3 Feet Tall|
|Spread: 1 - 3 Feet Feet Wide|
|Habit: Rounded Compact|
|Features: Deer Resistant, Interest Year-Round|
|Scientific Name: Buxus microphylla var. koreana 'Eseles'|
|Common Name: Wedding Ring Boxwood|
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice|
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.
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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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- 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.