Wintergreen Boxwood Shrub

Wintergreen Boxwood Shrub

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The Wintergreen Boxwood shrub is perfect if you are looking for a hardy yet attractive green bush to withstand even the coldest winter temperatures. Its yellow-green leaves add a delicate and charming effect to any landscape year-round!

The Wintergreen Boxwood, aka Korean Boxwood or Littleleaf Boxwood, is one of the more cold hardy varieties of boxwood shrubs. It features a very dense, compact growth habit, making it excellent for borders or fences. The evergreen foliage remains green all year long on healthy plants.

A great choice as a foundation plant, formal hedge, or in landscape designs. This broadleaf evergreen Korean boxwood wintergreen variety has a botanical name of Buxus microphylla. Wintergreen boxwood bush is also well known for its continuous dark green color all through the winter season

Shop the Wintergreen Boxwood shrub for sale. It is easy to grow, offers a boxed look perfect for hedges, and is resistant to pests, and diseases and it’s also deer resistant!

How to Plant Wintergreen Boxwood?

Tolerant of transplanting, the shallow roots of the Wintergreen Boxwood are easy to move to the desired planting site. Avoid planting in windy areas. Their soil needs are adaptable, although they prefer organic, well-drained soil. Boxwoods can be planted 2-3 feet apart from their centers to form a hedge. Wintergreen Boxwood likes to grow naturally in full sun to partial shade for optimum growth. In hotter climates, however, they appreciate afternoon shade. Regular watering is important in the first year of planting to establish roots, without water the leaves may turn yellow.

How Fast Does Wintergreen Boxwood Grow?

The Wintergreen Boxwood growth rate on the slow side, growing between 2-3 inches annually until fully mature. 

How Tall Does Wintergreen Boxwood Grow?

A full-grown Wintergreen Boxwood can grow up to 3-4 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide making it a more boxy plant.

How to Trim Wintergreen Boxwoods 

When pruning Wintergreen Boxwoods, all you really need to do is remove dead and diseased branches. You can also trim overgrown branches to help improve the airflow. They require shearing or pruning in the spring to achieve and maintain their desired shape. This variety responds very well to pruning and can be maintained in a wide variety of desired shapes, sizes, heights, widths, forms, etc. 


Wintergreen Boxwood is simple to look after when you know a few things to look out for. Weekly watering is recommended for the first two years after planting your Boxwood and mulching is recommended for retaining moisture. Fertilize lightly in early spring with a slow-release fertilizer near the root ball. A layer of mulch applied heavily around the root system will help with moisture retention. 

Wintergreen Boxwood, also known as Boxwood Buxus microphylla koreana, is susceptible to root rot if planted in wet soils. 

It is incredibly disease-resistant, salt spray tolerant, and also deer resistant. This cold hardy boxwood variety can grow across most regions of the United States in USDA hardiness zones 5-9 and does not need much protection from winter winds.

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Botanical Name
Buxus microphylla koreana 'Wintergreen'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color
Dark green

Flower Color
Creamy yellow

Mature Width
4-5 ft

Mature Height
3-4 ft

Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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The plants were very well-packaged and appeared quite healthy. so far, so good.

Haldane W.
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Highly Recommended

I have made purchases from multiple online plant sellers and I must say without any hesitation Perfect Plants far surpasses all in terms of plant quality, packaging and customer service. I don’t do business with anyone else. Highly recommended.

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happy with them , may order more soon. my neighbors stop and look at them and smile


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a kind review. We are so thrilled to hear that you're happy with your Wintergreen Boxwood Shrub. It brings us so much joy to know that our plants are bringing smiles not only to you but also to your neighbors. Best, Shirley

Beverly M.
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Plants are always healthy and the packaging is great. The plants always arrive well protected by good packaging.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Beverly! Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that your Wintergreen Boxwood Shrub is in good health and that you enjoyed the packaging. As avid plant enthusiasts, we are committed to ensuring that our plants arrive safely and in impeccable condition. Once again, thank you for choosing us, and don't hesitate to contact us if you need any further assistance.

Gary B.
United States United States

I love my Wintergreen Boxwoods

I ordered about a dozen of these Wintergreens and they are absolutely beautiful and a steal at the sale price. I originally found out about Perfect Plants because I ordered Limelight hydrangeas from Costco and they were the vendor and my limelights are loving their life in their 2nd year. These wintergreens were well packaged and arrived super healthy and shipped quickly. I haven't planted them yet but kudos to Perfect Plants on their plant selection and packaging process. I also love know I am supporting a family farm as opposed to a big box store. Even the cardboard they ship the items in is of superb quality and can be reused for other purposes. Thank you and now it is time to order some more hydrangeas!

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Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Gary! Thank you so much for your thoughtful words and for choosing Perfect Plants! I am so pleased to hear you are so happy with your plants and that your Limelight Hydrangeas are doing well. The Wintergreen Boxwood Shrubs look great! Thank you for providing pictures, we love to see our plants doing well in their new home. We appreciate your support and are so happy to have a customer like you! If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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