Proven Winners® ColorChoice® North Star® Boxwood

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Some plants are so much a part of a garden culture that it's hard to imagine a landscape without them. Boxwood are shrubs like that! From the palace gardens of Versailles to the Victorian Painted Ladies in San Francisco, Boxwoods have been in the picture!

A plant doesn't attain that status without good reason! The Proven Winners® ColorChoice® North Star® Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens 'North Star' PP#15998) is a superb new hardy Boxwood that lives up to the legend! These are great broadleaf evergreens that hold their color all growing season!

North Star® features very dark foliage with a dense, globe shape that requires little if any pruning. Growing just 2-3 feet tall but spreading into a rounded 3-4 feet wide, you can easily prune or shear these fantastic broadleaf evergreens to any size or shape you and your landscape needs most! Thriving in colder growing zones of USDA growing zones 5 to 9.

Planting and Application:

If your vision of a garden includes classic lines and timeless plants, you can't go off course having North Star® as your guide! This Boxwood stays emerald green all year, providing a beautiful counterpoint to a dreary winter and a refreshing sharpness to the dog days of summer. The lush greenery lasts all year long and this low-growing little garden gem will stand out in both sun or partial shade!

North Star® is perfect for the classic Boxwood hedge of English garden fame that so many gardeners crave! This Boxwood would be perfectly happy being the formal gatekeeper to any garden bed. Create a low edge to box in your Cottage Garden, or add a low backdrop to your mixed Perennial garden!

Perhaps, though, you aren't interested in a formal hedge, but lean more toward plants shaped like hearts or bunnies or frogs? North Star® Boxwood can be sheared into just about any shape and responds well to harsh pruning but also looks great when left to grow naturally!

Have some fun and pot up your North Star® in a fancy planter or container and train it into a topiary! Any shape your imagination can think of will suit this shrub just fine! Take it slow and soon you will have a specimen and conversation piece in your landscape, porch or patio!

  • Lush Dense Green Foliage
  • Slower Growing Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Lower Growing Than Wide Compact Form
  • Adaptable & Versatile - Sheared Or Natural
  • Space-Saving Low Hedges, Specimens, Vertical Elements & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This Boxwood shrub does fine in full sun or part shade and isn't picky about soil. Any kind of well-drained soil type is suitable. It has its preferences, of course, and does best in an alkaline bed. Provide regular moisture access for young shrubs but once established in your garden, Boxwood only needs supplemental moisture during drought and water before the winter sets in, as they need this moisture in their leaves to protect them against the drying winter winds.

Prune or shear after the first flush of new spring growth. You can shear again in summer to clean up any new growth but allow any growth after to harden off before winter. Provide a 3-4-inch layer of mulch around the root system to keep them happy!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Average to Alkaline Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Prune After The First Flush Of Growth
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant & Easy to Grow

If your vision of a garden includes classic lines and timeless plants, you can't go off course having North Star® as your guide. Hurry and order your own Proven Winners® ColorChoice® North Star® 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Proven Winners® ColorChoice® North Star® Boxwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Buxus sempervirens 'Katerberg'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3- 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Insignificant
Foliage Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
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