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
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||.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|
|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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|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|