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    English Boxwood for Sale

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English Boxwood

Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'


1. Size

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  • 4"-8" tall

2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
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.

Coarse 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- 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.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

2-4 ft.

Mature Width:

2-4 ft.



Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

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Versatile Compact Hedge

Soft, Compact Shrub
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.

Stylish and Shapeable
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.  Group it with other landscape 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. Their fine 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.

Trouble Free
Elegant style and grace combined with Boxwood's hardy, resilient and trouble-free nature make this shrub the best choice for homes and gardens. The 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.

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The bushes were smaller than I expected but were still healthy and very high quality. We had no issues at all and we would order again.
October 28, 2018
2 months ago
Nice shrubs
I had a hard time finding these locally. Shipped quick and looked great. Put them in last fall and they look great. These are nice boxwoods because they grow so slow and require little if any trimming.
July 25, 2018
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your English Boxwood

English Boxwood Planting Diretions

English Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’) is a small evergreen shrub that can tolerate full to partial sun and a wide range of temperatures from USDA growing zones 5-8. If in warmer climates, they will prefer dappled afternoon shade so the shallow roots can take advantage of the cooler soil. These shrubs prefer moist, but well draining location and a fairly neutral soil (6.8-7.5 pH range). They will also need a layer of mulch over the planting area to help protect the roots from heat. 

Location: Choose a location where your English boxwood will receive full or partial sunlight.  If you live in an area that gets very hot, they will do best when given some afternoon shade. To avoid winter bronzing, plant your boxwood in an area where it will be protected from harsh winter winds, preferably close to a building. Well draining soil is a must and they perform best when pH levels are between 6.5 and 7. To create a hedge, plant your boxwoods 4 feet apart, otherwise plant them 6-8 feet apart to create a more spaced look.

Planting Instructions:
1) Dig a hole the same depth as the root ball and twice as wide.
2) Place the boxwood upright into the hole ensuring it is straight and begin to back fill the hole. Watering every couple inches to prevent air pockets from forming.
3) Once the hole is completely filled, gently pat down the soil and give your plant a deep watering.
4) To help retain moisture in the soil and deter weed growth, apply a 2-3 inch deep layer of mulch around the base of the boxwood extending 12 inches past the foliage. Make sure that the mulch is 2-3 inches away from the trunk of the plant. If it is touching the boxwood then rot and fungus may set in.

Watering: Water the English Boxwood deeply to ensure the roots are getting adequate moisture. The soil should stay moist but not saturated as this can lead to root rot. Once it has established it will need a weekly watering during periods of drought or extreme heat.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced shrub fertilizer formula such as 10-10-10 in Spring before the start of new growth. Avoid applying fertilizer within 6 inches from the main stem of the boxwood to prevent root burn.

Pruning: These plants are slow growers, only reaching an overall size of 2-4’ around. If left unpruned, they will grow into little tufts that look like clouds. They can be pruned into any shape and are great for a formal hedge. Pruning should be done after the last frost for the season so that no new growth is damaged by frost.


Pests: Although the English Boxwood is virtually pest and disease resistant, boxwood leaf miner is possible. Yellowing foliage can be a sign of this and should be treated with a horticultural oil or insecticide spray.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
very healthy looking and price is reasonable.
Robin P on May 3, 2018
Chose this nice wood for its beauty over all size. I have a small yard
Carlos V on May 23, 2017
very healthy looking and price is reasonable.
Robin P on May 3, 2018
English boxwoods are such magnificent shrubs. They can be pruned to any shape.
richard b on Sep 13, 2017
Chose this nice wood for its beauty over all size. I have a small yard
Carlos V on May 23, 2017
Very formal look , small, low maintenance.
Stanley Lynch S on Jul 2, 2016
seemed cheaper
Phyllis J on Jun 10, 2016
These I will place in front of the porch as well in between the pencil Holly's. Again I hope I selected the correct scrubs for some privacy
Dawn R on Apr 1, 2016
English boxwoods are such magnificent shrubs. They can be pruned to any shape.
richard b on Sep 13, 2017
Very formal look , small, low maintenance.
Stanley Lynch S on Jul 2, 2016
fertilizer for boxwood?
David S on Apr 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Boxwoods actually require very little fertilizer if they have fertile soil, but if you feel your plants need a boost, in early spring give them an organic fertilizer or a slow-release 10-10-10 fertilizer in pellet or granular form; some experts recommend scattering fertilizer at the drip line, which is where the roots ends are concentrated, and others like to broadcast it evenly over the whole area. You can make a second application in late spring, but do not fertilize after that. You do not want to encourage fresh new growth in late summer, as it is very susceptible to frost damage.
can the english boxwood be grown in a pot?
William M on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can be grown in a pot.
Fertilize in the late fall or early spring with a 10-6-4 fertilizer, Espoma Holly Tone, or Organic All Purpose fertilizer.
In Zone 7 should I plant in the fall or the spring?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: English Boxwood can be planted any time the ground is not frozen. If you plant in summer, you will need to pay attention to your watering schedule and make sure the soil stays evenly moist, especially the first season or two. Generally, if we can ship an item to you, it has been determined by our horticultural experts that your area can plant it at that time. If it is not a good time to plant, we will not ship the item and let you know when you will receive it.
how fast does it grow?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Dwarf English Boxwood grows very slowly, rarely adding more than an inch a year.
Does the English Boxwood remain green during the winter months?
Mo S on Jun 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the English Boxwood does stay green during the winter months. Even after piled up with snow the leaves stayed green. In the Spring the plants turn a deeper brighter green. I am pleased with my choice of boxwood.

Rebecca from NY
will English boxwood grow by cuttings?
nazim m on Nov 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can propagate Boxwood cuttings.
What is the difference between American and English boxwoods?
Vernon on Feb 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The biggest difference is the height. The English Boxwood gets 2-4 foot tall and wide. The American Boxwood gets 10-12 foot tall and 8-10 foot wide.
when can I cut back boxwoods and how much?
I live in Virginia,
Vernon on Feb 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can prune your boxwood almost any time of the year but spring is the best season before the new growth starts. Avoid pruning in the late fall because the new growth that appears may not have enough time to harden off before frosts begin. The best time to form your boxwood’s shape is in the earlier years because this encourages new growth. Also, the branches will grow into a more defined shape with denser growth. Be careful not to over prune the shrub since excessive trimming will result in growth that is so dense that light will not be able to reach the center leaving the more inner branches bare.

Mature boxwoods benefit from pruning that removes larger dying, diseased branches in stages. Be cautious! Over-pruning the shrub can lead to killing it, so instead of drastically pruning your boxwood, prune it in stages over many years for best chance of survival.
Boxwoods have very dense growth habits causing them to be a great option for use in hedges and accent plantings. Besides their yearly “hair cut,” the care for them is fairly low, meaning you can have beautiful evergreen shrubs without the need for constant attention.
For the gardening enthusiast, adding boxwoods to your landscape is like putting an elegant frame/border around a masterful piece of art. They’re also very effective border shrubs for properties.
If left unpruned, some varieties such as the American Boxwood will mature to about 12 feet tall making them a decent choice for a dense privacy screen. Planted alone, a boxwood can be formed into designs, much like animal shaped hedges in elite gardens.

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