Juke Box™ Pyracomeles
Not susceptible to boxwood blight!
Boxwood has been the standard for garden hedges for centuries. It began in Europe and handily made its way across the Atlantic to America. You probably can’t throw a stick in your neighborhood without it hitting a boxwood shrub. Just because they are ubiquitous, doesn’t mean that they are bad, though. On the contrary, boxwood is a great plant that is easy to grow, prunes up well and behaves nicely in the home landscape. Unfortunately boxwood has been plagued by blight over the past few years and that makes it susceptible to spider mites and other unsavory pests that mean to do it harm.
If you are planting a new garden or redoing an existing landscape, you might want to check into some of the newest of the bunch of shrubs that is being bred to replace boxwood.
Pyracomeles Juke Box is one of the best. This is a remarkable new evergreen that you could easily mistake for a boxwood or a small holly. But even though it look remarkably like them, it has been bred to withstand the threat of blight and spider mites.
It is naturally small and grows in a globe shape, but it can be sheared like boxwood into any shape you desire. It has dense branching so it always looks full. It is thornless and flowerless. All of its energy is spent on making thick, lush leaves for you.
You will love this boxwood alternative in your landscape as it takes a lot of the disappointing work out gardening. Don’t wait. Order yours today!
* Replaces boxwood
* Full sun to part shade
* Compact shrub fits any garden
* Easy care
* Bred to resist boxwood blight and spider mites
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Pyracomeles 'NCXP1' (Pyracantha x Osteomeles)|
|Mature Height||1 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||1 - 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained soil|
|Moisture||Water to establish, and as needed when dry|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|