Wintergreen Boxwood Shrub

Wintergreen Boxwood Shrub

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  • Evergreen

  • Low maintenance

  • Slow growing

  • Use as formal hedge

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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 the 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 the first year of planting to establish roots, without water the leaves may turn yellow.

Check out our grow guide for boxwoods for more information on planting and growing these hardy evergreen shrubs!

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. Read more about the Best Places for Boxwoods Plants.

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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My experience with perfect plants has always been good. I get nice healthy plants and they do well in my garden. Thank you. Perfect plants.

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Had a great experience. The plants came well packaged and very healthy.


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We appreciate your comments, Dean. So glad your Wintergreen Boxwood Shrub arrived safe and sound. Thank you for the support. Take care!

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So far so good...

Arrived in a timely manor and plants were exactly as advertised.


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thomas h.

Beautiful and nice sized plants.


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