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Green Velvet Boxwood

Buxus 'Green Velvet"


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  • 4"-8" tall
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-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
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.

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:

4-6 ft.

Mature Width:

3-5 ft.



Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Buxus 'Green Velvet"

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Lively Emerald Foliage Offers Vibrant Texture

Extraordinary Green Color
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.

Natural Globe Shape
This special shrub naturally grows into a rounded shape with little need for pruning. Clip and shape these Green Velvet Boxwoods into plump oval mounds to add interest and energy to a mixed perennial bed. Plant and groom them into a low hedge surrounding one of our Pink Knockout Rose Trees for an absolutely stunning arrangement. Add one or multiple shrubs to an existing garden, or grouping.  They're perfectly suited to enhance both casual and formal settings 

Easy Going Shrub
Flourishing in full sun to partial shade, the Green Velvet Boxwood can be easily maintained for use in areas where space may be limited. Adaptable to most soil types, it thrives with a small amount of pruning, occasional feeding, and annual mulching.  It's pest and disease resistant and even stands up against deer. Urban smog, changing climates, and even drought won't harm it. This hybrid shrub is equally at home in a country or city setting.

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

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Customer Reviews

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They arrived in very good condition and are very healthy. I wish they were bigger, but they will grow in time.
August 22, 2018
4 months ago
Ordered the Green velvet boxwood in Oct 2017 and followed the planting instructions. So disappointed that our little bush did not make it through the winter.
May 23, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Indoor/outdoor setting
One month growth in large pots in semi-outdoor atrium off dining room window to enjoy at mealtime. :) Very pleased.
Located in semi-outdoor atrium by dining room.  Lovely to look at while dining.  One month growth.
Located in semi-outdoor atrium by dining room. Lovely to look at while dining. One month growth.
May 12, 2018
8 months ago
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Plantings Arrived To Early
I placed the order for plantings on March 22, expecting them to ship when temps finally warmed enough with no threat of snow. We had temps in the teens all the way thru mid April and accumulating snow the evening of the 14th leaving 2+ inches for April 15, snowed again on the 16th and again on the 19th. This weather was all foretasted but "Fast-Growing-Trees obviously did not look at the weather for Northern Illinois prior to shipping as our plantings arrived on April 14th. I called and was told to keep the plantings in a cool dark space - not so easy when our garage & barn are heated and everything outside was in the teens during the evening and 20's during the day. I cracked open the service door for our garage allowing the cold air in and kept the planting in a bucket close to that door for a couple of weeks and was able to plant the first week of May. The plantings (Boxwood's) look as if they were not affected by the drawn-out / extended period in the bucket and seem to be doing fine today. (May 12th)
Day after Planting Arrived April 15, 2018
Today May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018
8 months ago
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I am confused about the size you say these get. All other sites say 2-3 foot tall and wide but your site claimed much larger. Please clarify this as I don’t want the larger. Just trying to decide if they will be too big for my area. Thanks.
April 6, 2018
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Small size is too small.
I'm glad they are growing up.
June 18, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
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 4 years 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
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Humble Boxwood
Understated and pretty. It blends in well. It gives our home a quiet elegance.
October 4, 2016
Marlboro , NJ
over 2 years ago
why favorite shrub
These boxwoods are gorgeous! Cannot find this kind in Tampa, Fl. Love them
April 25, 2016
Tamps, FL
over 2 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

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Why did you choose this? Store
I love boxwood. My Mom had english boxwood lining a walkway in my family home's garden. They were beautiful. Now, I would like boxwood in my garden...especially boxwood that is resistant to desease and deer.
Ann W on May 4, 2018
Because of the shape and can clip and shape and flowering, sounds like a show piece.
Gary D on Apr 8, 2018
I love boxwood. My Mom had english boxwood lining a walkway in my family home's garden. They were beautiful. Now, I would like boxwood in my garden...especially boxwood that is resistant to desease and deer.
Ann W on May 4, 2018
I need another
David C on Apr 15, 2018
Because of the shape and can clip and shape and flowering, sounds like a show piece.
Gary D on Apr 8, 2018
needed a shorter green shrub to break up flowers
Lisa K on Apr 7, 2018
We just had a huge custom designed concrete pathway and pad area installed where our firepit is and a hedge planted on both sides will give it a more finished look. Truly excited to get these in the ground in order for the Contractor to use this as his web page cover!
SARAH M on Dec 29, 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 need another
David C on Apr 15, 2018
needed a shorter green shrub to break up flowers
Lisa K on Apr 7, 2018
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: Ours were 1 gallon containers when planted and about 9" across the plant - now (ten years latter) they are rounded balls between 18" - 20" across. We are located in Northern Illinois close to the Wisconsin State Line.
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.
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.
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.
Life in winter? Stay green? I'm in northern Illinois
Craig P on Aug 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are evergreens, so they will stay green all year.
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
BEST ANSWER: They can grow in partial shade but not full shade.

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