Shop our Boxwoods for sale online for hardy evergreen shrubs that can be used for a variety of landscaping needs. They can be easily pruned into different shapes, such as boxes or globes.
They have made their way into many American gardens as both privacy hedges, fences, borders both small and large, and ornamental plants. Our boxwood shrubs for sale have small, rounded shapes. The Wintergreen Boxwood is more cold hardy while the Japanese Boxwood gets a little larger.
Choose your next landscaping beauty from our collection of boxwood shrubs for sale. What does your planting sight look like? Are you trying to make a single specimen plant or use it as a hedging plant? Each boxwood shrub can provide a variety of uses depending on your landscape's needs. Shop our collection of Boxwoods for sale today and enjoy safe and secure shipping right to your front door!
How to Plant Boxwoods & Boxwood Fertilizer
To plant boxwood shrubs, choose a planting site that has full sun but also partial shade during the hottest periods of the year.. Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and twice as wide as the root ball. Carefully remove the shrub from its container and place it in the hole, leaving at least 2 inches of the root ball above ground level. It is important to water the boxwood shrub extensively during the initial planting period. They require a lot of water to establish their shallow root system.Check out the Boxwood Grow guide for information on choosing, planting, and growing your slow growing evergreen shrub.
Add fertilizer to help keep the soil moist. The best fertilizer for boxwoods is a slow release fertilizer that can give your plant nutrients every time it’s watered. At Perfect Plants, we offer a Root Boosting Fertilizer that only needs to be applied once and it will give your plant an entire year of nutrients.
When to Plant Boxwoods
The best time to plant boxwoods is in the fall, late winter or early spring. Planting boxwoods in the Fall gives the roots time to take hold before winter cold sets in. Avoid planting during the heat of summer or cold of winter.
How Fast Do Boxwoods Grow?
The boxwood growth rate is very slow, only growing less than a foot per year. Boxwood shrubs are generally slow growing shrubs, however, good fertilizer, regular and selective pruning, and adequate watering can influence growth health.
Wondering how to care for boxwoods? It is easy peasy. Boxwood shrub care includes ensuring that it receives full sun to partial shade, proper watering, and gives it the nutrients it needs. Boxwoods should be watered daily when first planted and should be watered 1-2 times per week except in the summer months.
How to Prune a Boxwood
When pruning boxwoods you want to get rid of any dead or diseased boxwood leaves or branches. You will want to use sanitary, sharp scissors when pruning. Boxwood shrubs can be heavily pruned so don’t be scared of cutting too much because it can always grow back.
When to Prune Boxwoods
The best time to prune boxwoods is in the Spring if you’re going to do a heavy pruning. The plant can be touched up for shaping up until mid-summer. Be sure not to prune past mid-summer.
Can Boxwoods Grow in Pots?
You can grow boxwoods in any pot or container, as long as the pot is larger in diameter than the root ball of the boxwood you choose and the container has good drainage. Although boxwoods can get fairly big when planted in the ground, it’s not the case when in a container. But boxwoods don’t mind being in containers and can be heavily pruned annually to keep them a certain shape or size.
Do Boxwoods Grow in Shade?
Boxwoods thrive in light shade or full sun. Boxwoods can tolerate partial shade conditions, but if planted in full shade, the boxwood plant will likely not survive.
Transplanting BoxwoodsThe best time to transplant boxwoods is in early fall or late winter. Once it’s that time of year you can dig a hole around your plant about 1-2ft out, really making sure the majority of the soil stays with the plant. From there you will need to have your new site ready and just plop your plant in and you’re finished. If you're looking for a new plant, check out our collection of boxwoods for sale.
Boxwood Landscaping Ideas
Boxwoods are very versatile plants and can be incorporated into your landscape in many ways. You can use boxwoods in your landscaping by adding a boxwood wall, a boxwood privacy hedge, a boxwood hedge planter or many other styles!
Boxwood Companion Plants
Boxwoods are very easy to incorporate into your landscape due to their versatility. When planting boxwood consider these companion plants: low growing flowering shrubs, like daylily shrubs; ground covers, like variegated liriope; and ornamental grasses, like the white African iris. See our collection of boxwoods for sale for a full list of options.
Boxwoods in the Winter
Since boxwoods are evergreen they won’t have much leaf drop or color changing concerns. The main problem for boxwoods in winter is winter burn. Winter burn is when the leaves turn a yellow- brown color when temperatures get too cold for the shrub.
Any Boxwood Shrub Diseases?
Boxwoods have a few problems that can occur if not properly prevented. Boxwoods can experience winter damage from winter burn, where the boxwood turns yellow. Root rot is another common problem, along with nematodes. Nematodes are tiny roundworms that eat at the roots of plants, draining them and causing them to die back. There is also a macrophoma leaf spot which is a fungus that turns boxwood leaves yellow or tan. These can easily be treated with neem oil, but will naturally flush out on its own. Lastly, you will want to be aware of volutella blight which is when new growth turns from red to yellow at the beginning of the growing season. Our boxwoods for sale are always free of disease and pests.
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