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English Boxwood

English Boxwood

English Boxwood

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A dwarf Boxwood that is truly worth owning thanks to its minimal care requirements. There is a reason why British royalty have planted this Boxwood in their formal gardens--it's beautiful, evergreen and makes a lot of impact despite its small stature. All you need to do is clip it lightly each year to shape it and then just sit back and admire this easy keeper.

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English Boxwood

Outstanding Stylish in a Compact Hedge

Size:  2 Gallon
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Size:  1 Gallon
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Planting Mix for Boxwood Shrubs
English Boxwood Planting Mix

Helps your English Boxwood get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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English Boxwood
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.


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Also known as the True Dwarf Boxwood, this versatile English evergreen is the most popular and widely grown cultivar of all the boxwood shrubs. Because of its slow-growing nature, this shrub remains low and compact, presenting a wide range of uses for any landscaping design. 

This dense shrub’s shape is naturally rounded and is surprisingly soft to the touch. Bright green leaves that are round and glossy are tightly packed onto each thin branch, making the English Boxwood’s foliage practically impenetrable. 

English Boxwood responds well to pruning and can be sheared into any desired form, including topiaries and even bonsai art. This low-growing hedge is ideal for edging and borders along pathways or around flower beds and can be grown in a container for deck or patio décor. 

Whether the setting is formal or casual, the English Boxwood performs like a superstar, pairing well with any other landscaping accents. Our Red Knockout Rose Trees stand out in spectacular fashion when encircled by this brilliant compact hedge. It looks magnificent bordering a walkway or driveway. 

Elegant style and grace combined with Boxwood’s hardy, resilient and trouble-free nature make this shrub a winner. These attributes earned the English Boxwood top honors, which is why you’ll find this evergreen rubbing elbows with royalty in select palace gardens around England. 

This Dwarf Boxwood performs well in full sun to partial shade and adapts nicely to most any soil type as long as it’s well-drained. Once established, it needs little water to keep it happy. Deer don’t care for nibbling on Boxwood, and it is unbothered by pests or diseases. 

A small amount of annual pruning, fertilizing and mulching will be more than adequate to keep your shrub happy and healthy all year long. 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Height: 2-4 ft.
Mature Width: 2-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-8
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It's Easy to Plant your English Boxwood


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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

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 English 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 English 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 fast does it grow?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2014
Best Answer: Slowly. Ours that we bought last year have not even doubled in size yet.
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In Zone 7 should I plant in the fall or the spring?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2014
Best Answer: should it be planted in fall or spring?
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What is the circumference of the 3 gallon box ball? I need 2 the same size.
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your English 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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Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.