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American Boxwood

Buxus sempervirens

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Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-12 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


3-5 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Buxus sempervirens

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As Beautiful as it is Robust and Versatile

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.

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Propagation of American Boxwood.
Very tolerant to misting (not even on a daily basis) Roots quite rapidly and nearly 90% rooting success. Very fast growers.
August 6, 2014
just received
We just received 4 via FedEx and they were professionally packaged and boxes were undamaged. Plants look great, nice root balls, have new growth on branches too. We just planted and they look great! We will be ordering more soon.
April 17, 2015
bedford, TX
Growing Zone:
American Boxwood
Plants came quickly and in very good condition. They have done very well in the gardn.
July 25, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Too early to tell
The plant arrived in good condition, but not as shaped as I would have wished.
The cemetery crew was nice enough to plant them for me and I was not there but I think they did a good job.
My main worry was their water system has gone defunct over the years, so I am not sure how well they were watered
July 25, 2015
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

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.

Planting & Care

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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Bought 8 of them, came quickly and packaged well, looked so good decided to add some more to the landscape
Daniel A Hausman A on Sep 24, 2016
something low
Frank Z on Aug 6, 2016
Bought 8 of them, came quickly and packaged well, looked so good decided to add some more to the landscape
Daniel A Hausman A on Sep 24, 2016
Not too familiar with this plant...just looking for green.
Kara E on Aug 15, 2016
something low
Frank Z on Aug 6, 2016
I would like a hedge without any thorns or berries, and these stay green all year long.
Stanley Lynch S on Jul 2, 2016
After much research, i decided that this type of plant would be ideal for growing a privacy hedge...
john c s on Feb 27, 2016
Ideal for a hedge, year round color. Good information online and a 1 gallon size is decent for starting new hedge
Eileen S on Oct 25, 2015
Not too familiar with this plant...just looking for green.
Kara E on Aug 15, 2016
I would like a hedge without any thorns or berries, and these stay green all year long.
Stanley Lynch S on Jul 2, 2016
on average how fast does it grow per year?
A shopper on Oct 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Boxwood grow relatively slowly, and this one will grow between 5 to 8 inches a year, depending on growing conditions. It grows fastest in the first few years when it is young, and then slows down as it gets older.
Does the American Boxwood have a reasonably deep root system or is it shallow like the evergreen blue spruce?
Regina K on Aug 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: American Boxwood has a fairly shallow root system that goes down about a foot.
When is the best time to plant the American boxwood? (Month?)
Amanda A on Apr 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: American Boxwood can be planted any time the ground is not frozen, though if you plant in summer, you will need to pay attention to watering so the ground stays evenly moist. Our horticultural experts have created a shipping schedule that makes sure that we ship only when a particular plant can be planted in the area we are shipping to -- part of our effort to help our customers be successful with their plants!
Will this plant do well in full shade?
Jon M on Apr 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: AMerican Boxwood prefers to grow in sun to part shade. It tends to be leggy and spindly in deep shade.
How fast do they grow in zone 9? How much watering do they need?
L G on Jun 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Like most long-lived plants, American Boxwood grows rather slowly, 5-8 inches a year. It grows fastest when young, and very slowly when mature. You should water them the first year or two after planting, keeping the ground evenly moist. After they are established, give them water during hot, dry periods. Be sure the location is well drained, and apply mulch to help keep the shallow roots from drying out, but keep mulch 3 or so inches away from the base of the plant.
what time of the year do you prune them?
Gerry on Jun 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: spring and or fall but i wouldnt prune for first two years until ur root system has developed as the treee needs as many leaves as possible to grow
If I wanted to use the 1 gallon plants for a perimeter, how far apart should they be planted?
Jonathan V on Jul 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine 5 foot from center to center. These are slow growing plants so it will be several years for the plants to grow together to make a perimeter.
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.
When would you have this american boxwood available?
Plant girl on Nov 18, 2017

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