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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:  3 Gallon

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List: $73.95
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Size:  1 Gallon

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Planting Mix for English Boxwood
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:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and 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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Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.
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.

Our knowledgeable staff is here to help guide you through your next landscaping project. Don’t hesitate to give us a shout for ideas as we’re just a phone call or e-mail away.



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
(shaded area above)

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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.

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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.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


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. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

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

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

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. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order


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.

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 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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