The Wintergreen Boxwood shrub is perfect if you are looking for a hardy yet attractive evergreen shrub 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.
Wintergreen Boxwood Bush Care
The Wintergreen Boxwood growth rate is up to 3-4 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide making it a more boxy plant. It is slow growing naturally in full sun to part shade and prefers well draining soil. Boxwood Buxus microphylla koreana is susceptible to root rot if planted in wet soils. Read more about the Best Places for Boxwoods Plants.
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. This variety responds very well to pruning and can be maintained in a wide variety of desired shapes, sizes, heights, widths, forms, etc. Regular watering is important the first year of planting to establish roots, without water the leaves may turn yellow.
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. Tolerant of transplanting, the shallow roots are easy to move to the desired planting site.
Shop the Wintergreen Boxwood shrub for sale. It is easy to grow, offers a boxed look perfect for hedges, and is resistant to pests, diseases and it’s also deer resistant!
Check out our grow guide for boxwoods for more information on planting and growing these hardy evergreen shrubs!
Buxus microphylla koreana 'Wintergreen'
- Low maintenance
- Slow growing
- Use as formal hedge