The University of Mississippi
Landscape Services Department

American Boxwood



Scientific: Buxus Sempervirens

Foliage: Evergreen broadleaf
Height: 15 to 20 feet
Spread: 15 to 20 feet
Shape: Bushy
Small leaves are glossy dark green, sometimes turning brown in winter.
Tolerates pruning and shearing; prune dead branches anytime. Easily pruned to any desired shape. Water thoroughly, drenching the entire area around a plant, once a week in hot, dry weather. Test soil in fall for fertilizer recommendation.

 

 

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