Characteristics: Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, sandy loams. Tolerant of pruning and shearing. In USDA Zones 5 and 6, this boxwood is best sited in a sheltered location which protects it from winter winds. Avoid cultivating around plants because they have shallow roots. Roots appreciate a good mulch.
Noteworthy Characteristics: This boxwood cultivar is a dense, compact, many-branched, broad, mounded evergreen shrub. Slow annual growth (to 1.5″ per year). Typically grown as a 2-3′ tall shrub with a larger spread. Apetalous, greenish yellow flowers (separate male and female flowers on the same plant) appear in spring. Flowers are sparse and insignificant, but fragrant. Small, round to obovate, medium green leaves (to 1 1/8″ long) with a blue hue. Zones 5 to 8.
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