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English Boxwood

Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

$29.95 (25% Off)

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  • 4"-8" tall

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-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.

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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-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

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.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


3-5 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

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Outstanding Stylish in a Compact Hedge

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.

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Planting & Care

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.

Questions & Answers

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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
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
Chose this nice wood for its beauty over all size. I have a small yard
Carlos V on May 23, 2017
seemed cheaper
Phyllis J on Jun 10, 2016
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.
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?
Joanne 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.
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.
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.
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

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