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Harland Boxwood Buxus harlandii

Description

Mature Buxus harlandii have some drought tolerance and better pest resistance than most boxwoods, however, has limited cold tolerance.  In northern areas, it should be planted in a location protected from strong winds.  Winter winds can remove moisture from the leaves, resulting in dehydration and bronzing.

Harland Boxwood 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 variety leafs out early.

In the deep south, this plant is sometimes grown in containers.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Richard
    Smaller in all aspects. Hardiness targeted to 0 degrees.
Tags:
#evergreen#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#bonsai#winter interest#accent plant#hedges#foundation planting#borders
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Richard
    Smaller in all aspects. Hardiness targeted to 0 degrees.
Tags:
#evergreen#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#bonsai#winter interest#accent plant#hedges#foundation planting#borders
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Buxus
    Species:
    harlandii
    Family:
    Buxaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China (Guangdong, Hong Kong) and Hainan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Vase
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Fragrant non-showy, creamy yellow. Staminate flowers are stalked by pisilate one are sessile.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblanceolate
    Oblong
    Obovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leathery, lustrous, dark green leaves. Each leaf has an indentation at the tip.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Winter Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Insect Pests