Shapely form! The Green Beauty Boxwood evergreen is a charmingly rounded globes of lustrous foliage that emphasizes any landscape with year-round beauty! The Boxwood Green Beauty (Buxus microphylla japonica 'Green Beauty') has the most lovely dense growth habit and naturally aesthetic shape! And, as any floral designer will tell you, the lance-shaped foliage is an amazing addition to the cutting garden for lush greenery and filler!
The glossy dark-green leaves of this popular evergreen shrub add an amazing designer touch to your gardens! The steady green lasts throughout the entire year without fail in any sun or shade your landscape has to offer. If you are lucky to live in a colder growing zone, after the first frost Boxwood grown in sun will show-off a bronze to orange cast to the fall foliage. Tiny yellowish flowers won't be noticeable by you, but your pollinators will see them clearly!
Green Beauty Boxwood isn't just all looks, it's also highly resilient and tolerant of alkaline soil, heat, humidity and is more drought-tolerant than other Boxwood varieties! Cold hardy down to growing zone 5 and up! Growing 4-6 inches a year, prune after new growth becomes woody (early June) and new growth will appear again in the middle of August.
Green Beauty makes an fantastic sheared hedge, able to shape and encourage into any form you'd like! Often used in Topiary, mass plantings, clean-cut borders and formal, contemporary garden designs alike. This lovely, medium-sized shrub becomes an excellent privacy screen and accent plant! A row of Green Beauty as foundation plantings, or to line your driveway or walkways of your home, just shines all year round with glorious poise! Use rows to create a border to anchor garden beds, bird-friendly garden; its dense foliage will provide overwintering birds welcome winter shelter.
When left unpruned, Green Beauty becomes a classical accent for entries and corners! A welcoming pair of Boxwood at your entry in containers or flanking your front porch stairs adds excellent amounts of curb appeal! Wonderful in Asian or Zen-inspired gardens, the informal Cottage garden or mixed-shrub border. They're also perfectly sized for use in containers, Boxwood beautifully highlights patios and balcony hideaways regardless of how much space you have available!
Japanese Boxwood enjoys being planted in sun to partial sun for best color in the fall. Tolerant of more shade in hot climates, Boxwood especially prefers afternoon shade in the warmer growing zones where some shade from that summer heat is a welcome reprieve! Readily pruned to about any shape or form you need, your imagination will be the only thing holding you back!
Boxwood grows in most types of moderately moist soil so long as it is well-drained, and because of that, it's advised to avoid planting in heavy clay. Amend the soil with silt, sand, or organic material for best results. If puddles remain on your soil after a heavy rain, or watering, consider elevating the planting area. Add 18 - 24 inches of soil above the native soil line and plant your tree directly in that mound.
For year-round greenery and amazing color presence, you will never go wrong with the attractive Green Beauty Boxwood for your landscape! Call to order your curb appeal from Nature Hills today!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Buxus microphylla japonica 'Green Beauty'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|