Green Mountain Boxwood
Sophisticated Upright Green Mountain Boxwood
- Broadleaved Evergreen with Bright Green Foliage
- Pyramidal Form is Conical Shaped
- Cold Hardy
- Easy to Grow
If you want an elegant evergreen shrub to provide year round interest and structure in your landscape design, take a good look at adding Green Mountain Boxwood (Buxus x 'Green Mountain') to your landscape.
Green Mountain Pyramidal Boxwood has handsome foliage with reliable green color. The small, dark-green leaves hold their color well against the winter winds.
With a distinct pyramidal shape, it will develop into a wonderfully upright, vertical accent in your yard. This unusual form is a standout feature and is quite unlike many of its Boxwood cousin varieties which tend to develop rounded and spreading growth forms.
At the nursery, we believe this natural upright habit makes Green Mountain the ideal candidate to train and shear into a thick and dense formal pyramidal form. It takes years of expert care to propagate a cutting, transplant, pot up and trim year after year to make a #3 container plant.
How big are they? Well, it takes upwards of 5 years before we can plant them into a #3 container. And once they reach that size, they'll put on a good amount of new growth each spring. Green Mountain has become one of the best-selling upright forms because they grow so nicely for our customers.
During those 5 years, our expert growers are taking great care of them. Each year, we give the plants a light trim. Our goal is to leave them a bit fluffy, but still help them maintain their nice, upright form.
Please know that when you receive #3 container plants of Green Mountain Boxwood, they might be as old as 7 or 8 years old already! They have received expert care and attention all those years.
Now, if you purchase a #5 container, please also know that it takes another 2 years to grow them to that finished size. No wonder the price goes up as the container size increases! You are buying an older, more established plant. And our #5 containers get shifted into their pots and grown another 2 years or so to get them to the finished size. That's an investment of nearly a decade of care on our part.
Order one of the most elegant evergreens for your landscape available today!
How to Use Green Mountain Boxwood in the Landscape
Green Mountain will bring beautiful structure to any style of yard. Plant two of them as an excellent choice to flank a front entrance or plant on either side of a garden gate. Their crisp presence will welcome your guests with classic style.
This plant really suits a uniform, formal design...and with good reason! They have been the perfect candidate for shearing for centuries.
Use them as dense upright trimmed hedges. When you receive your plant from the nursery, we do shear them to attain the body, density and form.
Or leave them natural, if you prefer to create a lower maintenance landscape. Once you plant them, you can allow the new growth to remain on the plant, creating a soft, informal look.
Create outdoor garden rooms with Boxwood "walls". We hope you'll start thinking about your yard as a beautiful, living extension of your home and start your creative juices flowing! There are many outdoor activities which can be supported with a Boxwood-lined room: Meditation Gardens, curved around a private patio, or as a brilliant backdrop for a colorful perennial or mixed border.
A modern way to use Boxwood is to include several varieties mixed together. Mix up plants that mature into varying sizes and growth habits to gain a tranquil, yet active garden design. Keep the eyes moving with careful plant placement, and bring harmony by repeating well-loved, finely-textured Boxwood throughout the design.
You'll have a calm, serene landscape without sacrificing visual interest. Punch things up by using outdoor containers. This Boxwood works beautifully as a container plant. Mix with colorful perennials or groundcovers or use them all by themselves.
Love the gentle art of pruning? Try your hand at trimming these into upright spiral topiaries.
#ProPlantTips for Care
When you get your Green Mountain Boxwood, plant them before trimming them. That way, you'll be able to make them match if you are using them in formal or symmetrical planting.
Or, you may want to leave your plants a bit more natural and prune them less formally to be used as an upright screen or accent. However, you decide you want to maintain your Green Mountain Boxwood is up to you. We will have all of the hard work and time put in the plants when you receive them.
This plant maintains its shape with a once-a-year pruning after the first flush of new growth. Plan to prune by late spring or early summer, especially in cold climates. Prune earlier in the season so the plant has a chance to harden off before winter to reduce the chance of winter burn.
Late in the summer, it may produce another lighter growth spurt. It's fine to clip off any wayward growth but use a light hand later in the Green Mountain Boxwood growing season.
They really require little time on your part to keep your plants looking good. And even less time if you allow them to grow naturally.
What are you waiting for? Buy Green Mountain Boxwood from the best growers in the country...buy them from Nature Hills!
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 'Green Mountain'|
|Mature Height||3 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade|
|Soil Type||Well drained|