Free Shipping on Orders $79+
(enter: NOVFREE at checkout)

You are in Growing Zone:


  Hurry... (Ends in )

9:30am-5pm EST

We ship Now, others Make You Wait until December
You Get Potted Trees... Not "Bare Root" (see why)
Checkout Shopping Cart: (0) Items
  • Green Velvet Boxwood for Sale

    Green Velvet Boxwood for Sale

*images shown are of mature plants

Green Velvet Boxwood

Buxus 'Green Velvet"


1. Size

  • Ships Monday, Nov 20
  • 4"-8" tall
  • Only 1 left Order Now!
  • November is the Perfect Time to Plant

2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- 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.

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
Add A Decorative Pot

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

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

Mature Height:

4-6 ft.

Mature Width:

3-5 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


2 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Buxus 'Green Velvet"

Does Not Ship To:


Lively Emerald Foliage Offers Vibrant Texture

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.

Customers who bought this item also bought...

Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
8 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
Nice Shrubs, Good Service
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.
September 15, 2014
over 3 years ago
Humble Boxwood
Understated and pretty. It blends in well. It gives our home a quiet elegance.
October 4, 2016
Marlboro , NJ
1 year ago
why favorite shrub
These boxwoods are gorgeous! Cannot find this kind in Tampa, Fl. Love them
April 25, 2016
Tamps, FL
1 year ago
looking good, too early to tell about long term
plants seem to have settled in well. growth has been slow but steady. will know more next summer.
July 26, 2015
stockton springs, maine
over 2 years ago
Great little shrub
Have 2 in pots next to door entrance. Gets very little sun but keeps on growing. Needs very little trimming slow grower which is great would probably grow faster in sun.
May 29, 2017
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Small size is too small.
I'm glad they are growing up.
June 18, 2017
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
First boxwoods
The plants are smaller than I expected but seem ok. They have turned a bit yellow since transplanting. These are my first. I Wood's so followed the directions exactly. Hope they will. E ok.
May 11, 2017
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
still too early to tell but so far so good.I am hoping it will be look good next season.
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Green Velvet Boxwood

Green Velvet Boxwood Planting Diretions

The Green Velvet Boxwood (Buxus ‘Green Velvet”) is a medium size evergreen shrub that grow in a wide range of temperatures and sun. They can grow from zones 5-8, and can tolerate full sun to almost full shade depending on where you are located. In full sun locations, you may notice more bronzing during the winter months or possibly sun scorch during the summer. A little dappled shade can prevent this from happening in most cases. These plants are slow growers only reaching 4-6’ tall and 3-5’ wide. They prefer moist, well draining, slightly acidic soil conditions but can tolerate some drought once established.

Location: Choose a location where your Green Velvet 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 Green Velvet 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 can be pruned in a rounded shape or allowed to grow naturally. Pruning should only be done after any danger of frost has passed in the spring.

Pests: Although the Green Velvet 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

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 11 questions Browse 11 questions and 33 answers
Why did you choose this? Store
This bush is easy to shape and looks so pretty. They're easy care and I think they look somewhat formal in a garden. I've never grown one and am excited to see how it does in Co.
Lynette Smith-Payne S on Jul 27, 2017
We purchased 10 of these for in front of our porch as a border. Hopefully they will grow over the next couple of years into nice round balls. They are very green (some plants had some leaves with variegation - hopefully it is nominal). They are doing very well so far.
Wendy B on Jul 14, 2017
This bush is easy to shape and looks so pretty. They're easy care and I think they look somewhat formal in a garden. I've never grown one and am excited to see how it does in Co.
Lynette Smith-Payne S on Jul 27, 2017
I like the variety of color in these. They add a nice textural element to my yard.
Ronald G on Jul 23, 2017
We purchased 10 of these for in front of our porch as a border. Hopefully they will grow over the next couple of years into nice round balls. They are very green (some plants had some leaves with variegation - hopefully it is nominal). They are doing very well so far.
Wendy B on Jul 14, 2017
I need something that the deer won't eat. I hope these work.
Joyce L on May 22, 2017
Have years of experience with green velvet and love them. Tearing out a couple of old foundation shrubs and replacing with these.
Willard C on May 18, 2017
Architectural, classic, elegant
Monica N on Apr 30, 2017
right shape to hide AC units and low maintenance
Constance H on Apr 27, 2017
low maintenance
Jennifer C on Apr 7, 2017
Putting our home on the market and the boxwood plants give it an extra look of elegance to the front and side.
Mary H on Apr 6, 2017
I was told it is good in winter time and growing is slow.
Stella M on Apr 5, 2017
Because loook great in my back yard
Martha R on Sep 5, 2016
I have a hedge of these boxwoods and need to replace one
James H on Sep 2, 2016
I have been looking for boxwood shrubs for low maintenance to compliment the edges of my background patio at a fair cost and full in texture. Therefore, I only purchased two since it's my first experience with fast-growing trees.
V B on Jul 26, 2016
1 we have died, another 1 dying
Brian H on Jun 18, 2016
Need an evergreen shrub for year round privacy around pool.
Luis D on Mar 9, 2016
I like the tree and it can lives in my area.
Ying W on Sep 11, 2015
Right time to plant and I have a spot for it.
Jack M on Aug 31, 2015
I picked the to line my driveway and look GREAT!
Virginia B on Aug 27, 2015
I like the variety of color in these. They add a nice textural element to my yard.
Ronald G on Jul 23, 2017
I need something that the deer won't eat. I hope these work.
Joyce L on May 22, 2017
what is the differants between dwarf englisch boxwood and Green Velvet?
Gisela B on Jan 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Green Velvet is a hybrid between Korean Boxwood and Dwarf English Boxwood and offers several improvements over either parent. Green Velvet is much more disease resistant than the English Boxwood, and it keeps its green color all year, without going bronze in winter. It is more compact-growing than the English Boxwood and it takes harsher winters, being bred in Ontario Canada. Like the Dwarf English Boxwood, Green Velvet takes pruning quite well and can be pruned to most any shape you wish.
How fast does it grow?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Green Velvet Boxwood grows about 3 - 5 inches per year.
i read it will grow in shade or full sun. Is this true?
A shopper on Jul 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My green velvet boxwood gets about 2 hours of sun a day and is in the shadow of my house and a large pine tree the rest of the time and it seems to be thriving nicely.
Walter Z.
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.
how close can you plant next to one another, 2 feet?
Aaron H on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 2 feet apart to create a hedge.
How many would I need to grow a hedge, or round balls, 20 feet across?
Diana A on Jun 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 3-4 foot apart.
Life in winter? Stay green? I'm in northern Illinois
Craig P on Aug 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We got a tiny one last May. So it was covered in snow but it was green again this spring and got bigger
Would the green velvet boxwood grow well in a container?
Mandy on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought several and honestly feel these have been fine in a container but have not gotten any bigger. The ones planted in the ground aeem happier
Can I plant these in 32inch high tall planters? I live in New York... Zone 6
lamont c on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Boxwoods do prefer to be in the ground, but if you are going to put them in a pot that is a good size.
will it grow in full shade?
Fred p on Oct 9, 2017

Shipping Details

Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email from with a tracking number.

You may receive multiple shipments if you ordered more than one plant. This is to get your plants to you as soon as possible. However, shipping schedules can change due to unforeseen events, such as unpredictable weather. We appreciate your patience.

Shipping Cost

Amount of Order


Less than $15











32% of order