Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Sprinter® Boxwood

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Sprinter® Boxwood Fast-Growing Hardy Evergreen

  • Cute, Compact, Rounded Evergreen Shrub
  • Grows Fast for an Evergreen Shrub
  • Use as a Low Hedge to Polish the Look of any Garden Bed
  • Keep in Containers
  • Add Easy-Care Structure to the Landscape
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hardy and Cold Tolerant
  • Performs in Sun or Partial Shade

Need greenery and need it fast? You need the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Sprinter® Boxwood (Buxus microphylla 'Bulthouse PP#25896) to wrap your landscape in long, low hedges or edge garden beds without the wait! Its one of the fastest-growing Boxwoods available!

Plant several for a quick and low-growing hedge along your patio, or place a few in containers. Even just one as an accent for your perennial bed would provide a carefree source of year-round color.

You won't have to wait long for results when you plant Sprinter® Boxwood, as its growth rate will "sprint" ahead of many other evergreens in your yard! Who wouldnt want a new selection of one of the most elegant and versatile plants that grows faster than other varieties?

Sprinter® Boxwood has an upright habit and rounded, compact nature. It maintains its color and rounded shape but with a slight bushy nature, unless pruned for a tighter, more manicured look.

Boxwood are all the rage these days because of their versatility and fine looks. Shiny, dark-green leaves on a dense and rounded broad-leaved evergreen put this plant at the top of everyones list.

Sprinter® Boxwood is an elegant, shiny, dark green broad-leaved evergreen. Shear it into very formal low hedges or rounded spheres, or let it grow naturally, doing minimal pruning only as needed.

Its proven to be useful in so many garden applications. Order today!

How to Use Sprinter® Boxwood in the Landscape

Sprinter® Boxwood is a really nice choice for foundation planting. The sweet shape and shiny foliage will likely remain glossy green all winter without much bronzing.

One of the most effective ways to use this sophisticated plant is to edge the perimeter of garden beds with it. Keep the center of the bed open for other flowering plants. Boxwood acts like a picture frame to create a beautiful scene.

It stays small and rounded, so you wont need to prune it for size unless you want to. Its vibrant, green foliage is robust and shiny.

For a formal look, use Sprinter like you would other Boxwood selections as formal sheared hedges. Sheared individual plants make excellent foundation plants and are incredible when planted in pots and used in groupings with other foliage and flowering plants.

Sprinter can also be grown more naturally and a bit fluffy, without tight shearing. Trust us, youll love the look as they mound up in a foundation planting. Sprinter can be used along the back of a shorter perennial garden or repeated throughout a mixed border to give year-round interest.

Sprinter thrives in full sun and will perform in partial shade conditions, as well. Use in a long hedge that may travel through the shade of taller trees.

If you want a hedge in sun and partial shade, Sprinter is a wonderful choice. Because it works in full sun or partial shade, you can run a continuous hedge near large trees or shaded by architecture.

Create a nice tight, low formal hedge by planting 15-18 apart. Youll measure from the center of one plant to the center of the next. The closer you plant them, the faster they will grow together.

Modern gardeners are playing with the revered Boxwood. Try easing the spacing of a hedge out a bit to 2-3 feet apart for a more natural look.

Create a restful focal point for yourself and your guests with a fresh take on classic English Knot gardens. Create geometric beds of Boxwood, but include places for people to sit and relax in your up-to-date garden.

Can you imagine a strict geometric design that surrounds a sturdy hammock stand or funky She Shed? Or how about planting a maze of Boxwood near a childs play structure? Use humor in your garden, loosen up, and have some fun. Boxwood literally makes just about any garden fancy or folly look spectacular.

The versatility of Sprinter leaves the door open to how you would like to use it. Sun or partial shade, sheared or not, and adaptable to most soils as long as they drain all broaden the scope of how this plant can be used.

This plant will stay naturally small. It should provide you with many years of enjoyment without outgrowing its spot.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Sprinter® Boxwood requires well-drained soil. If you suspect poorly drained soil in the planting location, mound up by adding native soil 18 high. Plant directly in the mound.

For young plants, youll want to provide a moderate amount of water as the roots get established in your native soil. We really do recommend adding a packet of Nature Hills Root Booster for each plant. It will help the plants roots get established faster.

Check the condition of the soil before watering using the Finger Test, a trick from our Horticultural Team. Poke your finger into the ground up to the second knuckle. Is it moist? Skip watering that day. Is it starting to get dry? Time to water.

Baby your Sprinters in the first season.

Even after the Sprinter® Boxwood is well established, give it supplemental water during extended periods of drought. Be sure it gets a good watering in the fall before winter sets in and the ground freezes.

This variety isnt known to bronze or burn in cold winters, but why take the chance? Protect your investment with a judicious watering schedule and a sheltered spot out of the worst of the prevailing winter winds.

Formal plantings can be pruned as needed, but in colder climates, it is best not to shear Boxwood plants late in summer or fall. Late-season pruning may initiate growth that may not harden off properly before the end of the growing season. Instead, wait until the flush of growth needs pruning in later spring.

Sprinter is hardy in zones 5-8, so check your USDA zone by entering your zip code above the Plant Highlights. Sprinter® Boxwood is an improved, fast-growing form of Winter Gem that combines those stellar features with a faster-growing nature. With glossy, evergreen foliage, this low-growing form of Winter Gem is great for hedging. And because its a Proven Winners® selection, you can count on its beautiful performance. It will stay attractive year-round. Salt tolerant, you can use it near streets or in coastal settings.

Order enough Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Sprinter® Boxwood from Nature Hills to complete your whole project. We sell out of this popular variety, so order 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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20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Sprinter® Boxwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Buxus microphylla 'Bulthouse'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 2 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast, Medium
Flower Color Insignificant
Foliage Evergreen
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering