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This Boxwood is a beginner's gem as it is super easy to maintain and can tolerate sun or shade. It is deer and rabbit resistant, and really doesn't require much more than an annual pruning to keep it shaped. Stunning evergreen leaves are a deep emerald and do wonders to offset your flower beds. A no-brainer to include in the garden.

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American Boxwood

As Beautiful as it is Robust and Versatile


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As American as baseball and apple pie, the American Boxwood is one of the most relied on plants in a landscaper’s repertoire. Whether in a formal setting or a casual situation, this shrub is always up for the task thanks to its versatility.

Ornamental throughout the year, this evergreen exhibits tiny pale green flowers in spring set against a bed of lovely dark green leaves that are oblong and glossy. American Boxwood performs like a carefree superstar of the garden.

Reaching heights of 10-12 feet, with an 8-10 foot spread, and sporting extremely dense foliage, the noble American Boxwood is the ideal choice for a privacy screen to buffer any neighborhood noise.

The American Boxwood may also be used as a foundation hedge, an individual specimen or grouped in threes for accent. It responds well to pruning and can be shaped into a rounded or squared off design, and can also be container grown as a topiary or bonsai for deck or patio décor.

This Boxwood enjoys full sun to partial shade and adapts nicely to most any soil type as long as it’s well-drained. A small bit of annual pruning, fertilizing and mulching will be more than enough to keep your shrub happy and healthy all year long.

Impervious to cold weather, pest, deer and disease resistant, and oh so easy to grow…this low-maintenance beauty is one tough customer to beat.

At Fast Growing Trees Nursery, we only sell plants that are healthy, well-developed and ready for planting, ensuring that you will always get years and years of enjoyment from watching your garden grow.



Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 10-12 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Buxus sempervirens
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-9
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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

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We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your American Boxwood can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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It's Easy to Plant your American Boxwood


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your American Boxwood.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your American Boxwood gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your American Boxwood again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.



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How far apart do I plant the 3 gallon boxwood if I want to make it as a fence?
Amy W on Jun 13, 2014
Best Answer: Plant them about 4 to 6 feet apart for a privacy hedge. They get 8 - 10 feet wide, their foliage will fill in quickly.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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