The Wintergreen Boxwood variety 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 is one of the more cold hardy varieties of the boxwood shrubs, and features a very dense, compact growth habit, making it excellent for borders or fences. This variety responds very well to pruning, and can be maintained in a wide variety of desired shapes, sizes, heights, widths, forms, etc. It is also well known for its continuous dark green color all through the winter season.
The Wintergreen Boxwood growth rate is up to 3-4 fee tall and 4-5 feet wide making it a more boxy plant. It can grow in full sun to part shade and prefers well draining soil. Fertilize lightly in early spring. Mulch heavily as well. Wintergreen boxwood buxus is susceptible to root rot.
A great choice as a foundation plant. This evergreen korean boxwood has a botanical name of buxus microphylla. It is incredibly disease resistant and also deer resistant. It can grow across most regions of the United States in USDA growing zones 5-9.
Check out our grow guide for boxwoods!
Buxus microphylla koreana 'Wintergreen'
Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color Creamy yellow
Mature Height 3-4 ft
Mature Width 4-5 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Special Features
- Low maintenance
- Slow growing
- Use as formal hedge
**CANNOT SHIP TO TENNESSEE**
WINTERGREEN BOXWOOD CARE:
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!