Wintergreen Boxwood

Product Description

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

The Wintergreen Boxwood is one of the more hardy varieties of the boxwood shrubs, and features a very dense, compact growth habit, making it excellent for shrub borders. This variety responds very well to trimming, and can be maintained in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, heights, widths, forms, etc. It is also well known for its continuous green color all through the winter season.


Check out our grow guide for boxwoods!

Botanical Name

Buxus microphylla koreana 'Wintergreen'

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color Creamy yellow
Foliage Color Dark green
Mature Height 3-4 ft
Mature Width 4-5 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Evergreen
  • Low maintenance
  • Slow growing
  • Use as formal hedge

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The Wintergreen Boxwood prefers full sun to part shade for optimum growth. In hotter climates however, they appreciate afternoon shade. Avoid planting in windy areas. Their soil needs are adaptable, although they prefer organic, well-drained soil. Weekly watering is recommended for the first two years after planting your Boxwood. Mulching is recommended for retaining moisture.

Boxwoods can be planted 2-3 feet apart from their centers to form a hedge and require shearing or pruning in the spring to achieve and maintain their desired shape.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Wintergreen Boxwood, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

3 reviews for Wintergreen Boxwood

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    Luckily I found this company online! So happy with my purchase, their customer service and the Boxwood I received!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Jakes

    Bought two of these boxwoods. Fast Shipping. Well rooted and very green. Happy overall.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    B. Mason

    First time online plant buyer and happy with this site. Plants arrived fast, lush, and of nice size.

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