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Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata' has some common insect problems:
Boxwood Mite
Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata' has some common disease problems:
Boxwood Leafminer

Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata'

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Description

Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata' is a variegated boxwood that can easily be shaped into a formal hedge or topiary.  This rounded shrub or small tree boasts evergreen leaves with creamy yellow margins and a dark green center. 

It will grow 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.

'Aureovariegata' 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. '

 

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#fragrant flowers#bonsai#winter interest#hedge#accent plant#rabbit resistant#mass planting#topiary#deer resistant#foundation planting#formal garden#veriegated
Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#fragrant flowers#bonsai#winter interest#hedge#accent plant#rabbit resistant#mass planting#topiary#deer resistant#foundation planting#formal garden#veriegated
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Buxus
    Species:
    sempervirens
    Family:
    Buxaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Suthern Europe, northern Africa and western Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Mounding
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • 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
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Dehiscent capsule, matures to brown
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Non-showy
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Obovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Deep blue-green foliage on top, yellowish on bottom
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Specimen