The University of Mississippi
Landscape Services Department

Wintergreen Boxwood



Wintergreen boxwood (Buxus microphylla) best suited for use as a hedge or low growing border. Fairly small, oblong dark green leaves all year long. Moderate growth rate - enjoys part sun/ part shade best, and cool, moist soil with organic content. Soil needs to be well drained. very hardy variety of boxwood. Very compact, dense growth habit. This boxwood has shown to hold a very good green color through cold weather - better than most other boxwood varieties. Yet in highly exposed areas of wintry weather conditions ( mainly cold winds ), bronzing can be expected to various degrees. This variety responds very well to trimming, and can be maintained in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, heights, widths, forms, etc. Widely used throughout the U.S. in a variety of applications.

Soil Preference: Average. Slightly cool & moist - fertile. Well drained. Mulching recommended.

Foliage Color & Texture: Foliage very typical of most B. microphylla varieties - small, oval shaped. Good dark green mature foliage - new foliage / growth is a lighter shade of green, maturing into the dark green color

Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: Very small, creamy yellow flowers develop in small clusters in April - May, and are actually quite fragrant for the brief time that they are present.


 

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