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Timeless Plant With Dark Foliage All Winter

Some plants are so much a part of garden culture that it’s hard to imagine a landscape without them. Boxwood (Buxus) are plants like that. From the palace gardens of Versailles to the Victorian Painted Ladies in San Francisco, boxwoods are in the picture.

A plant doesn’t attain that status without good reason. Boxwood North Star (Buxus sempervirens 'North Star'™) is a superb new hardy boxwood that lives up to the legend. North Star™ features very dark foliage with a dense globe shape that requires little if any pruning.

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.

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.

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. It does fine in full sun or part shade and isn’t picky about soil. It has its preferences, of course, and does best in an alkaline bed.

If your vision of a garden includes classic lines and timeless plants, you can’t go off course having North Star™ as your guide.

* Dark Green Foliage All Winter
* Globe Shape
* Little Pruning Required
* Great for Topiary


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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

North Star® Boxwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Buxus sempervirens 'Katerberg'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3- 4 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Slow
Fall Color Evergreen