Winterstar™ Boxwood

Southern Living Plants

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9

Enjoy the brilliant green foliage of the Winterstar™ Boxwood all year long. Petite, rounded leaves are glossy and feature a vibrant shade of emerald green. This plant, also known as Buxus microphylla, is a hardy shrub prized for its dense green foliage and low maintenance requirements. The Winterstar™ Boxwood is an evergreen that can comfortably live as a perennial in USDA growing zones 5 through 9.

This versatile shrub can be used in formal or natural hedges, small gardens, or borders, and more. It is a dwarf plant and reaches 4 feet tall when mature, so it is easy to maintain if you want a more manicured look. This plant is heat- and drought-tolerant, as well as disease-tolerant, making it an excellent plant for challenging spaces or less involved gardeners. The Winterstar™ Boxwood is also deer-resistant, so expect to see the lush foliage all year long.

Winterstar™ Boxwood Plant Care

This plant thrives with full sun, although part shade is a better option in areas with intense sun. Use well-draining soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline and in the range of 6.5 - 7.5 pH. Let the soil dry out before watering, and remember that newly planted shrubs or plants that receive significant sunlight may need water more often. Fertilize the plant in the spring with balanced slow-release food.

The Winterstar™ Boxwood does not require much pruning, and this adaptable plant can handle an involved cut to create a very stylized look or a light trim to create a clean appearance.

Winterstar™ Boxwood Plant Spacing

A mature Boxwood will be 4 feet wide and tall. Plant Boxwoods 2 to 3 feet apart to create a seamless hedge, otherwise space the plants further apart to create a more natural look

Winterstar™ Boxwood Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Dwarf, Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: 4 Season Interest
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Disease
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: Southern Living Plants
Common Name: Winterstar™ Boxwood
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Buxus microphylla 'FWBM01'

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 Know 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 Know As:
   Quart

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

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

#2 Pot

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


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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.

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

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.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

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

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • 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.