Wintergreen Boxwood

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Versatile Evergreen Wintergreen Boxwood Shrub

  • Cold Hardy
  • Widely Adaptable
  • Drought, Deer, Pest & Disease Resistant
  • Great in Containers
  • Durable Fast Hedges, Privacy & Property Definition

Beloved for use in both front yard and backyard landscapes, Boxwoods are broad-leaved evergreen shrubs that remain green all year long. One of the best varieties is Wintergreen Boxwood (Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Wintergreen') which is an easy Korean Boxwood plant to grow and love.

The finely textured, oval leaves are lustrous and dark green. They'll stay on the plant all winter long. New foliage in early spring is soft, and a brilliant light green.

Perhaps one of the best things about this durable, hardy plant is its adaptability to a variety of Growing Hardiness Zones. It is cold hardy, yet also performs beautifully in warmer zones, as well.

This excellent Boxwood has an upright form. No matter where you want to use it - as a foundation plant, a hedge, as an accent, in containers, or pruned into topiary - Wintergreen Boxwood will gladly accept the challenge and thrive.

Overall, Wintergreen Boxwood is a remarkable evergreen ready to grace your home with its multitude of endearing assets. Able to fit into nearly any space in your landscape, and ready to accept either your neglect or indulgence, Winter Boxwood is a wonderful evergreen for adding structure to your landscape - especially during the dormant period when other plants have lost their leaves.

Beef up your landscape today with plenty of Wintergreen Boxwood!

How to Use Wintergreen Boxwood in the Landscape

These plants are a perfect choice if you are looking to create an extremely low-maintenance garden. This is a perfect "set it and forget it" plant that will provide much-needed green color and structure to your landscaping.

Place a few of these for a short hedge along your front walkway or use one as a lovely accent at the border of your flower bed. The possibilities with this beautiful workhorse are endless

Wintergreen Boxwood is tolerant of pruning and can be shaped into your desired shape in late winter. But why not take advantage of a new garden design trend and really make it easy for yourself? These days, many people are now choosing to leave the natural form untrimmed for a more casual look.

There are so many uses for this versatile evergreen whether you shear them more formally or allow a more natural look!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Wintergreen Boxwood will take full sun or partial shade across a wide range of growing zones. They appreciate dappled or part shade protection from the hot afternoon sun in warmer climates. They have a nice, fibrous root system and transplant easily.

They prefer evenly moist, draining soils, but once established they can tolerate just about any kind of soil. They are also drought-resistant once they are established in your native soil.

Give them regular, deep watering the first year and provide additional water during any extended dry periods. You'll be rewarded with an easy-care lovely shrub.

All Boxwoods will appreciate a 2-3 inch layer of mulch over the roots to maintain more even moisture and help to keep the roots cooler in summer. A nice shredded mulch will make any landscape look more finished and give your landscape a professional look.

Keep the mulch away from the stems or trunks of trees. "Mulch Volcanos" can kill plants if piled up against the trunks. Also, you'll want to avoid cultivating the soil around the plants as they are fleshy, rooted, and fibrous and can be damaged by such activity. Keep the area under Boxwood weeded.

Give them an all-purpose fertilizer twice a year. Once in early spring to support new, lime-green foliage and once in mid-summer.

Deer tend to leave this plant alone. However, in deer country, it's best to spray with a deer repellent on the day you first plant it to "train" them to avoid nibbling on it.

You'll love the way this plant stays green for you all year long. Order enough Wintergreen Boxwood shrubs at Nature Hills Nursery to complete your entire project today!

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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

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.

From To S&H
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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Wintergreen Boxwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Buxus microphylla japonica 'Wintergreen'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Insignificant
Foliage Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering