apanese Boxwood (Buxus) Shrub
The Japanese Boxwood is a reliable broadleaf evergreen selection with beautiful and petite light green leaves. This is a classic choice for pruning into sharp-edged box hedges and topiaries. Left untrimmed, it has a naturally rounded growth habit and reaches 6-8 ft. tall and 10-15 ft. wide. Deer problems? The Japanese Boxwood is one of the least desirable snacks around for deer! This variety is hardy from USDA Zones 6-9 (between -10 to 0°F) once fully established in your landscape. It grows well in Full Sun to Partial Shade. Plant in average garden soil with good drainage. Water 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. Fertilize in spring with a balanced slow-release fertilizer. These boxwoods are well-rooted in a 2.5 Qt. pot and tend to range from 7-12 in. tall.