Beautiful Scalloped Foliage Gordo™ Boxwood
- Gorgeous Compact Korean Boxwood Variety
- Minimal Pruning and Maintenance
- Slightly Larger, More Scalloped Leaf Form
- Fine-Textured Foliage
- Grow in Sun or Part Shade
- Honey Bees Love the Subtle Blooms of Spring
- Deer Tend to Leave Them Alone
- Very Useful Structure and Screening for Modern Yards
You will never, ever grow tired of Gordo Boxwood (Buxus x 'Conrowe' PP# 19924).
This plant is a classic, rounded Boxwood shrub that easily fits into small-space gardens. But Gordo stands out from other varieties with its decorative, large, scalloped leaves.
The variety 'Gordo' basically adds a layer of delicious frosting on top of a yummy Boxwood cake. The beautiful, scalloped leaf form is even more finely textured than others.
In spring, small, scented yellow flowers add a nice layer of freshness. Go ahead and feel good about providing their nectar-rich resources for local pollinators and butterflies.
Let them grow out as naturally "fluffy" to define your space and add a wonderfully, low-maintenance, chill vibe. Gardens should be designed for people, after all.
Wouldn't you rather be hanging out with your friends in a gorgeous, green landscape that was carefully designed and executed, after all? It's so easy to do with help from structure plants like Gordo Boxwood.
Of course, you'll be able to shear them into perfect round balls. These plants are such effective evergreen accents in the landscape.
Gordo Boxwood holds up your garden design all year-long. Make at least one-third of your planting choices be evergreen plants. They'll become the "bones" of your garden.
There are so many ways to include these versatile, rounded shrubs in your landscape. Amp up the visual impact of your foundation planting; or use them as a useful screen behind your patio seating.
Scalloped-leaved Gordo is a fantastically sassy take on the traditional Boxwood. Order today from our amazing expert growers at Nature Hills.
How to Use Gordo Boxwood in the Landscape
Whether you use one as a specimen, or add several as part of a living hedge, Gordo helps you turn eyesores into assets.
For instance, you can hide your garbage cans with a living hedge. This kind of beautifully elegant utility can make taking out the garbage a more blissful experience.
Place one in each corner of your patio or outdoor entertainment area. Give them room to spread and flourish into their mature height and width. Enjoy their gracious, restful presence.
Gain comfort by living with these easy-care plants. You'll feel better being around them.
How fun would it be to create a living toy, using a checkerboard planting pattern directly into a flat lawn? The kids could play epic games of hide and seek; and you would gain an instant garden feature that is frankly, so stylish it hurts. Plant them eight feet apart, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
Create topiaries. Learn a new skill and enjoy a masterpiece that makes people smile.
Even if you just placed a single shrub into an extra-large outdoor container, and added it as a backdrop to your other outdoor containers, you'd love the effect!
#ProPlantTips for Care
All Boxwood needs at least four hours of sunlight a day for best performance. Gordo would be fine if planted in full sun all day long.
The planting soil needs to drain away quickly after a rainstorm. However, the well-drained soil itself should remain a bit moist.
Improve your soil over time and keep the root system cool and damp by applying a three-inch layer of mulch. Pull it back away from touching the trunks. Reapply a fresh coat every year or so.
Add supplemental water regularly if you don't receive enough rainfall. Please protect your investment with a regular schedule of watering, especially when your plants are young.
In fall, soak the soil before the ground freezes or the drying winter winds start picking up. These evergreens need good moisture in their leaves for protection.
Prune in late spring to early summer, after the new flush of growth. Stop pruning well before the winter approaches to avoid encouraging new growth late in the season.
In early spring, apply an organic, slow-release fertilizer. Follow the label directions.
Our grower takes very special care to ensure your plants are commercial-grade materials. We work with garden designers across the country each week of every year. Order Gordo Boxwood 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
|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|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Buxus x 'Conrowe'|
|Mature Height||4 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Growth Rate||Medium, Slow|