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If nearly indestructible is what you're after, then Green Velvet is a no-brainer! This evergreen is one of my favorite Boxwoods because of it's vibrant green leaves, and it's knack for growing in a rounded shape--so very little pruning is required to keep it looking neat. Will take sun or shade, is disease/pest free and deer don't bother it. What more can you ask for in a care-free shrub?

Green Velvet Boxwood

Lively Emerald Foliage Offers Vibrant Texture

Size: 3 Gallon

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Planting Mix
Green Velvet Boxwood Planting Mix

Helps your Green Velvet 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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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

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.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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Versatile, vigorous and vivacious, the Green Velvet Boxwood thrives in just about every region in the U.S. It is virtually maintenance free and looks marvelous as an accent plant, border or foundation hedge. 

This sparkling evergreen is aptly named; with its display of old growth in darker shades of green, and its new growth shining brightly in vivid shades of light green that adds texture, depth and dimension appearing almost velvety to the eye. 

As spring arrives, tiny white flowers emerge that are elegantly attractive and fragrant. You can clip and shape these Velvet Boxwoods into plump oval mounds to add interest and energy to a mixed perennial bed. 

Flaunting its naturally rounded shape with little need for pruning, the Green Velvet Boxwood is perfectly suited to life in a casual or formal situation. Plant and shape these beauties into a low hedge surrounding one of our Pink Knockout Rose Trees for an absolutely stunning arrangement. 

Flourishing in full sun to partial shade, the Velvet Boxwood can be easily maintained for use in areas where space may be limited. Adaptable to most soil types, this easy-going shrub thrives with a small amount of pruning, occasional feeding and annual mulching. 

Versatile Green Velvet Boxwood is pest and disease resistant and even stands up against deer. It is tolerant of urban smog, changing climates, and even drought. This hybrid shrub is equally at home in a country or city setting. 

Thanks to being super hardy and requiring next to no care, our Green Velvet Boxwood is an extremely popular shrub, and sells out fast. Order yours today, while supplies last. 

Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Height: 4-6 ft.
Mature Width: 3-5 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Buxus 'Green Velvet"
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-8
(green area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Green Velvet Boxwood

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Green Velvet 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 Green Velvet 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 Green Velvet 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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The shrubs I received in this order were very nice but some had been packed upside down and much of the soil had been jarred loose in shipping. I realize shipping is so hard on plants, but if the have to be sent upside down couldn't there be a cardboard collar or something to keep the soil inside the pots? The shrubs seem to have mostly recovered and look to be doing well so far.
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September 15, 2014
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still too early to tell but so far so good.I am hoping it will be look good next season.
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How large (tall) is the plant upon arrival?
amiscellany on Nov 2, 2014
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i read it will grow in shade or full sun. Is this true?
A shopper on Jul 5, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, I have about 35 plants around the house, Sun and Shade, the only problem I have had is the plants came with some kind of bug and it has turned the leave brown. I had to go to the local landscape store to buy a plant doctor chemical to stop the problem.
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my shrub has brown dead spots and no new growth no evidence of any pests.when I trimmed them this spring only one was affected now two are.what could it be?
Sherri M on Jul 8, 2014
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How fast does it grow?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: The Green Velvet Boxwood grows about 3 - 5 inches per year.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 17, 2014
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Looks like they are dying. Will they come back?
CatMan2 on Sep 1, 2014
Best Answer: Boxwood grows slowly, different from other trees that grow quickly. I live in Elkridge Maryland, the soil in my area is not that good, it is basically Clay soil with rocks, but since I planted Boxwood, it is growing slowly and great. It may look as though it is dying, it will surely grow.
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What do you feed the velvet boxwoods?
James M on Sep 12, 2014
Best Answer: You can feed the Velvet Boxwood with ESPOMA Holly Tone.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 16, 2014
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When is ideal time to plant in zone 5?
A shopper on Sep 6, 2014
Best Answer: I live in zone 5b but lived in zone 4b/5. I have found (and supported widely) that the best time to plant shrubs, trees, perennials...is fall when the days are warm and nights cool. Even if planted in early October, the ground remains warm so the roots still have time to get "settled" in. Hope this helps and happy gardening!
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How do you keep size short ?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2014
Best Answer: You can use hedge clippers to prune back your Green Velvet Boxwoods to keep them at a desired height.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 25, 2014
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what is the differants between dwarf englisch boxwood and Green Velvet?
Gisela B on Jan 30, 2015
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can 6 year old green velvet boxwoods be transplanted? If yes, When?
Maggie on Sep 11, 2014
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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.