- Large round shape
- Outstanding choice for tall hedges
- Evergreen leaves change color as they mature from bluish gray-green to dark green
- Highest deer resistant tier
- 15' to 20' high and wide
- Zones 5 to 8
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 5 - 8
The Boxwood (Common) can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Boxwood (Common) falls into the following type(s): Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs, Shrubs
15' - 20' High
The Boxwood (Common) grows to be 15' - 20' feet in height.
15' - 20' Spread
The Boxwood (Common) has a spread of about 15' - 20' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. [More about this.]
This Boxwood (Common) does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Boxwood (Common) grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wide range soils.
This Boxwood (Common) has rounded shape.
Dense, multi-branched evergreen shrub. Grows to 15' to 20' in height with an equal or greater spread; actually can make a handsome small tree. Excellent specimen and is used extensively in East and South; good for hedges, massing, topiary work, formal gardens; might be called the "aristocrat" of the hedging plants.
Boxwood through the years has been associated with formal gardens. Boxwood parterres and hedges can be seen in many of the great gardens of Europe and America. Colonial Williamsburg, especially around the Governor's Mansion, offers wonderful examples of formal boxwood use.
Dark green above, light or yellowish green underneath; usually lustrous on both sides.
Bluish gray-green foliage turning radiant dark-green with maturity enhance this very popular evergreen. Rounded to broad-rounded shape reaching 15'-20' in height with an equal spread. An outstanding choice for hedges, massing, or formal gardens. An excellent shrub for shearing. Adaptable to many soil types. (Zones 5-8)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.