Perfect for low formal hedges. Often used as a non-intrusive low hedge around other plantings to draw attention. For example, as an outline to separate a rose garden from the rest of the bed. Very well adapted to shearing. Grows slowly to 2-3' tall by the 10th year. Will eventually mature to 3' to 5' tall. It has an upright, healthy growth habit, which combined with its slow growth makes it perfect, and easy, to maintain as an 8" to 12" formal hedge. Because of its slow growth, typically it can be managed at low heights with just one shearing per year, two at most. However, if you would like it to look super-sharp at all times, it can be sheared as many times as you want. Does well even in the deep south. Rabbits and deer don't like it! Recommended for zones 5 to 9.
Buxus x 'Green Mountain'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:24 - 36 inches
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Spacing:18 - 24 inches
Planting Instructions:Tolerant of the sun, but performs best in partial shade. Hot sun and dry soil combination may produce dull foliage color or scorched leaves.
Winter Care:During first winter, protect from sun with a burlap barrier to lessen loss of moisture through leaves. No winter protection is necessary after roots are well-established
Foliage Type:Small, dark green leaves.
Pruning:Prune at anytime to shape, If needed.
Soil Requirement:Fertile, well drained soil in partial shade.
Watering Requirement:Check weekly for moisture and water thoroughly when dry.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR TN
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