Fastigiata Upright Boxwood

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An upright English Boxwood with increased resistance and lush year-round greenery, the Fastigiata Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens 'Fastigiata') will bring its easy-to-grow brilliance to your landscape! The blue-green broadleaf evergreen foliage won't fade through heat, cold, or sun!

Spring not only brings a flush of bright new growth but also tiny sprays of tiny flowers the bees and other pollinators love even if you won't really notice them. The bright green becomes darker blue-green for the rest of the year.

Fastigiata has an upright habit and oval, glossy-green leaves which makes this shrub an excellent choice for your landscape throughout USDA planting zones 6 to 8. Becoming a 10-foot-high shrub that only spreads 4 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Boxwood bushes are perfect for filling the gap in your ornamental gardens with their formal sheared perfect or naturally compact form, Fastigiata Upright Boxwood is easily sculpted into anything your imagination can come up with! They provide everything from topiary, pyramids, globes, and spiral shapes to hedges and Bonsai!

This Upright Boxwood looks wonderful when used as a specimen or accent for your landscape beds and borders! Plant a couple in containers, upscale urns, or large planters and frame your entry, accent a porch or patio, or add some rolling privacy around your pool or balcony! Trimming them skinny to save space!

Because Fastigiata is so easily pruned into any size or shape you need, you can line your entire foundation with structural greenery that is taller at the corners and low beneath your windows, wrapping your entire home in lush green all year round! As easily as they become solitary focal points, Boxwood becomes easy to grow hedges and en masse plantings! The choice is yours!

Need to go big? These tall and slender columnar evergreens can create year-round privacy and screening, creating outdoor garden room walls, or blocking sound, prying eyes, and wind with these densely growing shrubs!

  • Glossy Broadleaf Evergreen Foliage
  • Tall Slender Hedge or Specimen Plant!
  • Tiny Spring Flowers & Blue-Green Leaves
  • Container Specimens & Thrillers
  • Used In Bonsai & Topairy
  • Tall Privacy Hedges & Screening & Outdoor Garden Room Walls

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Boxwood are rarely bothered by deer, rabbits, or pests, and English Boxwood is best grown in average, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Preferring moist, sandy loams, and regular moisture access all season long. Provide a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch over the entire root system to block weeds and hold in moisture while insulating the roots. Support this root development by planting with Nature Hills Root Booster.

It is recommended you water these shrubs very well in the fall to prepare them for winter. Fastigiata are highly tolerant to pruning and shearing - Its height, width, and shape are in your hands! Prune after the first flush of new spring growth has appeared, and shear again in early to mid-summer, then let any growth after harden off before winter.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade Shrubs
  • Adaptable & Tolerant
  • Well-Drained Soil & Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune To Any Shape After the First Flush of Spring Growth
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant

Need a columnar Boxwood that will fit into any landscape and fill your world with privacy and year-round greenery? Order your own Fastigiata English Upright Boxwood today from Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Fastigiata Upright Boxwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-8
Growing Zones 6-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Buxus sempervirens 'Fastigiata'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 10 feet
Mature Spread 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Insignificant
Foliage Blue Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering