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Buxus 'Green Mountain'

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Description

Buxus  'Green Mountain'' is a boxwood that can easily be shaped into a formal hedge or topiary. This rounded shrub or small tree grows best in a mixture of sand/clay soil and receiving both sun and shade. Plants grown in full shade will be less than desired, having decreased foliage. On the other hand, when growing in full sun, the foliage may scorch, turn brown in winter and suffer from mite attacks. Morning sun is best. 'Green Mountain' is tolerant of pruning, however, pruning should be done after the last frost. Pruning will lead to tender new shoots, which can be damaged by a late frost. Its shallow roots should be protected with a layer of mulch. Limit cultivation around these shallow roots, it can damage the plant. Location and maintenance of this plant can have an effect on its health. Protect from winds and full winter sun by placing in a location where these conditions are limited. Winter winds can cause dehydration and bronzing. Remove any accumulated snow to protect the branches. Thinning plants annually will assist with air circulation. 

This plant, as well as most boxwood, is susceptible to blights and leaf spot.  Root rot can also be a issue in wet locations.  Insects effecting boxwood include boxwood leaf miner, boxwood mite and boxwood psyllid.   Nematodes are an issue in the deep south.  

Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#specimen#winter interest#hedge#accent plant#rabbit resistant#air pollution tolerant#wind tolerant#deer resistant#foundation planting#formal
Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#specimen#winter interest#hedge#accent plant#rabbit resistant#air pollution tolerant#wind tolerant#deer resistant#foundation planting#formal
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Buxus
    Family:
    Buxaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Non-showy
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Lustrous
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees