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Wintergreen Boxwood Shrubs

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Wintergreen Boxwood Hedge
  • Zones 4 - 9
  • Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Spread 3 to 5 Feet
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun

The Wintergreen Boxwood, Buxus sinica var. Insularis ‘Wintergreen’, is a cold tolerant, slow growing broadleaf evergreen can be planted individually or in containers as an accent. These are perfect for growing evergreen hedges and garden borders. Gardeners can also prune these shrubs into unique shapes by heavy pruning initially, then light maintenance after that. Create globes, boxes, ovals and even topiary and bonsai. New growth emerges bright green in the spring and hardens off to a darker green.

These bushes are also great in planters in formal entryways, patios, decks and other locations that get enough sunlight. Because these do not lose leaves in the winter, the planters will provide year round color and design to your home.

Wintergreen Boxwood Care

Pruning Wintergreen boxwood should be done after the new growth appears in the spring to keep desirable shape and size. These shrubs are fantastic for shaping, but if you would like to have a specific shape, do so in the first few years of growth. Then after that, only prune lightly to maintain the desired shape. Trim dead or sick branches as needed throughout the year.

Water regularly until established, after that water once a week during periods of no rain. The leaves will turn yellow typically as an indicator that the shrub needs water. Fertilize in early spring before new growth appears. Use a common fertilizer that can be used with woody plants.

This shrub is also known as a Korean boxwood.

Wintergreen Boxwood Spacing

Plant 3.5 to 4 feet apart, center to center when growing a hedge. We recommend planting in odd numbers for the best look. When planting in the shrub border or as a foundation planting, plant 6 to 8 feet apart, center to center.

Wintergreen Boxwood Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Flower Color(s): N/A
Bloom Period: N/A
Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height: 3-4 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Spacing: 4-5 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: N/A
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Evergreen
Scientific Name: Buxus sinica var. Insularis ‘Wintergreen’
Common Name: Wintergreen Boxwood
Brand: Proven Winners

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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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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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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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 7-10 business days

Speical Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Winter to Early Spring

  • Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
  • What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
  • Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
    • The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at info@plantaddicts.com)


  • 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

Fall into Winter

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


  • Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!

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 the beginning of the following week from your order date. We put together this helpful guide for 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.

6 Reviews - Wintergreen Boxwood Shrubs Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    reviewing my order

    Posted by 702plantguru on Mar 22nd 2019

    Overall, I'm extremely happy with my purchase. I bought 10 of these in the fall, and planted them right away. The bushes arrived in fantastic condition and somehow the dirt didn't get anywhere due to the way they packaged them. The plants also arrived in about a week after I ordered them. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase. This is the first time ordering from this site, but I will definitely be a returning customer. Especially for plants I can't find locally!

  • 5
    replacing my old shrubs

    Posted by Sally on Nov 8th 2018

    I pruned my old shrubs too far down and it was very ugly, so I just had the landscapers rip them out. Planted these in their place. it will probably be a while before these are large enough for a hedge unfortunately.

  • 5
    color year round

    Posted by Alison on Nov 2nd 2018

    I planted these in a few planters in my entryway to my driveway. That way it looks nice year round and I have something that is hardy during the winter. So far these have been really easy to care for and look super healthy.

  • 3

    Posted by Steve S. on Feb 28th 2018

    Bought these in January, and they still have not came in the mail. I emailed them and they mentioned that these won't ship until spring. I wish I would have known that. I'll change my review once these arrive.

  • 5

    Posted by Tom on Oct 7th 2017

    Happy with my purchase.

  • 4

    Posted by Gardner on Oct 5th 2017

    bought these to make a hedge. it will take a few years to grow big enough, but they are all healthy at least.