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Buxus

A small-leaved evergreen classic

Boxwood, a small broadleaf evergreen shrub, makes a nice addition to the garden. Most boxwoods have small green leaves and grow only 3' to 5' in height. Today there are many hybrid selections on the market, bred for their cold hardiness and good green foliage color in the winter. Click on the cultivar icon to learn more about the selections our experts recommend.  

Buxus
Boxwood
Family: Box (Buxaceae)
Type: Broadleaf evergreen

Mature Size:
3-5 feet

Shape:
mounded
Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
  Soil Moisture:
moderate
  Zones:
4-9
resistant to deer
Winter Interest
leaf retention (evergreen)
  Landscape Use:
screen/hedge
bedding or border
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