Rotundifolia Boxwood

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Wide Growing, Rounded Dense Green Rotundifolia Boxwood

  • Low To The Ground, Outward Growth Habit
  • Rich, Glossy Blue-Green Leaves
  • Dense Globular Growth
  • Small, White Flowers
  • Easy to Establish
  • Low Maintenance and Easily Pruned
  • Deer Resistant and Pollution Tolerant
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

The boxwood plant is a very reliable plant, known for its naturally compact growth and hardy temperature resistances. The versatility and unique growth of the Rotundifolia Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens 'Rotundifolia') are sure to change your perspective on this typically uniform shrub.

The Rotundifolia Boxwood sports glossy, oval foliage of deep green. You'll be charmed by this bush's new growth, as it'll come in a lovely silver before darkening. This foliage grows dense despite its wide arching nature.

An evergreen shrub, this hardy boxwood plant keeps its vivid foliage year-round. The blue-green leaves of this boxwood grow darker as the season gets colder, making for an interesting change of scenery as winter closes in.

The unique growth of this shrub compared to other boxwoods means it brings a different sort of texture to your garden. This texture will change over the years to come, as healthy Rotundifolia Boxwoods can be quite long-lived!

This boxwood grows well in the United States but is not a North American Native. In fact, it originally was grown in parts of Western Europe, Southern Europe, and even parts of North Africa!

This shrub grows fairly tall and quickly for a boxwood. This makes the Rotundifolia Boxwood especially popular as the "thriller" portion of the "spiller-thriller-filler" container combination.

In the spring, this shrub sprouts tiny yellow flowers amongst its foliage. While pleasant to look at, these flowers aren't going to steal the show from your other flowering plants.

Pollinators love these flowers as well! Most wildlife poses minimal threat to the Rotundifolia Boxwood, as pollinators only want the plant's pollen while deer and rabbits give this shrub a wide berth.

You won't find a faster-growing boxwood to texture your garden with than the Rotundifolia boxwood. Order yours today from our expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery!

How to Use Rotundifolia Boxwood in the Landscape

The Rotundifolia Boxwood, unlike other boxwoods, tends to arch out its branches instead of keeping them compact. Use this to your advantage and plan for wide growth when placed in the landscape.

This boxwood's wide growth potential leaves room for a variety of different uses. Planted below deciduous trees, this shrub will appreciate the shade while slowly becoming a reliable groundcover.

Committed growers can use several Rotundifolia Boxwoods in sequence to plan for a future border wall with proper pruning. If left to grow free-range, on the other hand, these shrubs will make for a graceful screen as well.

Due to its deep green foliage and casual flower growth, the Rotundifolia Boxwood makes for a pleasant backdrop in the average perennial garden. Consider using this shrub as a calm, contrasting centerpiece for shorter flower beds as well!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Boxwoods tend to be pretty hardy, and the Rotundifolia Boxwood is no exception. In the colder regions, you may want to grow your Boxwood out of windy, exposed locations where the winter winds can be drying to the foliage. Once established, they are easy to grow and quite carefree.

Boxwood responds to pruning well and some love to use them sheared very formally as pictured, while others love to allow Rotundifolia to grow and develop naturally with a soft and natural look. Either way, an excellent broadleaved evergreen adds structure to your landscape year-round!

This boxwood is far from picky when it comes to soil. Able to handle varieties of PH levels and soil texture, just make sure the soil drains well.

When choosing a location to plant your Rotundifolia Boxwood it's important to plan ahead. If treated well, this shrub will grow vastly larger than it was when you first planted it, so leave it some space to stretch out.

If substantial pruning is required, do so in the late spring after its first flush of new growth. This plant takes it quite well and often appreciates the trim!

For a big, bouncy-boughed evergreen to liven up your garden look no further than the Rotundifolia Boxwood. Be sure to order yours 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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Rotundifolia Boxwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Buxus sempervirens 'Rotundifolia'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fragrant Yes