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Wintergreen Boxwood

Buxus microphylla 'Wintergreen'


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Wintergreen Boxwood Planting Mix

Helps your Wintergreen 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:

3-5 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


2 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Buxus microphylla 'Wintergreen'

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Boxwood Blight Resistant!

Cold-hardy Wintergreen Boxwood, also known as Korean Boxwood, is an incredibly versatile and popular addition to landscape design. No matter the setting, be it formal or casual, this shrub consistently exceeds expectations.

Foliage is bright green when new, and darkens slightly with age. Oval leaves are small and delicate, lending a finely-textured look and feel to this ornamental shrub.

This evergreen beauty responds well to pruning and is commonly shaped into globes, boxes, or ovals. When grouped, Wintergreen complements most any garden design and looks fantastic in decorative pots for accent on a deck or patio.

When planted in a row the Wintergreen Boxwood becomes a hedge that can be squared off or rounded to create a neat and attractive border or foundation accent. It's not uncommon to see this hedge used as a backdrop for showy centerpiece plants in the garden.

If yard space is limited, the compact size of the Wintergreen Boxwood provides a perfectly proportioned design element for a clean natural look. This dense shrub performs like a superstar when shaped into topiary designs or even bonsai art.

Don't hesitate to flank your driveway or walkway border with a row of Wintergreen Boxwood, as it truly gives an elegant look at a small cost. Wintergreen also pairs well to offset perennial flowers and roses for a quintessential English garden look.

Slow-growing Wintergreen Boxwood typically gains only 2-3 inches annually, maturing to heights of about 3 feet with a 4-5 foot spread. If left to grow naturally, this low-growing shrub takes on a toadstool mushroom shape.

Thriving in most regions of the U.S., the Wintergreen Boxwood even maintains its bright green color during winter months when other boxwoods can yellow. When other shrubs have lost their shine in winter, Boxwood keeps its delightful green glow.

Adaptable to most soil types, pest, deer and disease resistant and super easy to grow--this shrub is a smart choice for any landscaping design. Boxwoods are hardy for even the beginner gardener!

Let our knowledgeable staff at Fast Growing Trees Nursery help guide you through your next landscaping project.

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Great shrubs.
We are very happy with the packaging and the shrubs. The one gal is really pretty little but both sizes are happy and healthy...and the deer leave them alone. (so far).
May 25, 2016
Rochester, MI
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For Japanese gardens
These work well in the Japanese gardens I work in and deers don't eat them in Maryland.
May 3, 2016
Laurel, MD
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Planting & Care

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

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Wintergreen 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 Wintergreen 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 Wintergreen Boxwood again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Have 5 stars review and nice green color.
Liliana K on Apr 18, 2017
shape and I like the look of them
Lisa T on Apr 16, 2017
Have 5 stars review and nice green color.
Liliana K on Apr 18, 2017
looking for not too tall boxwood to my front door. love the evergreen.
Mei C on Apr 18, 2017
shape and I like the look of them
Lisa T on Apr 16, 2017
Wanted blight resistant boxwood.
George C on Apr 7, 2017
To add to part of the landscaping decor with the arborvitae.
Rosie P on Mar 30, 2017
Wonderful lil shrubs, small and compact
Shawn W on Mar 21, 2017
Vibrant color and size of shrub.
Ronald C on Mar 21, 2017
going to put around my 5 tier birdbath with my knock out roses that I already have planted along with my english ivy going to look great.
NELDINE P on Mar 4, 2017
I just received 3 of these boxwoods in excellent condition... could not be happier, so I'm ordering three more. Ordered a tree last year, also having excellent results with it. Superb shipments.
Beverly M on Feb 1, 2017
Cold resistant
cismetguss m on Jan 11, 2017
I thought they would make a good addition to the other plants, and scrubs around my residence, and because they can be shaped differently, according to your landscape design.
Herbert R on Oct 11, 2016
small size
Olivia C on Sep 9, 2016
Not too familiar with this plant...just looking for green.
Kara E on Aug 15, 2016
for the shape
ZUNYLKA B on Aug 2, 2016
For the design, I need the round shape tree. This is perfect size.
jim w on Jun 23, 2016
Jinou X on Apr 20, 2016
Soft foliage and a bright color of green to serve as a great backdrop to the flowerbeds and landscaping.
Jodi B on Apr 4, 2016
The bright green color and hardiness of the plant
Sarah J on Apr 4, 2016
Plush coverage for empty spaces.
Jessica O on Mar 9, 2016
size and color
Patricia W on Dec 12, 2015
I bought this bush because of the scent and the leaves can be crushed to boil and diffuse its smell in my house.
Natacha T on Dec 10, 2015
To add to various shrubs in back of yard.
Maria C on Nov 3, 2015
This type of boxwood is known to do well in the Chicago area. Also, it is very versatile. I am planting in a shady front yard and wanted to have good curb appeal.
Pamela K on Nov 1, 2015
looking for not too tall boxwood to my front door. love the evergreen.
Mei C on Apr 18, 2017
Wanted blight resistant boxwood.
George C on Apr 7, 2017
How many inches is the boxwood in a 3 gallon pot?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: height difference between a I gal. pot and a 3 gal. pot?
When do I prune them.?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I prune them even when they are growing in the summer, at all times of the year and it hasn't affected them.
How to protect boxwoods the first winter?
Maggie on Oct 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The best way to keep your boxwoods from winter damage is to keep them vigorous and healthy, and select one appropriate for your location. For the first three years, give them water in late fall if you have a dry fall, as boxwoods may lose moisture from their leaves in winter faster than their roots can replace it from the frozen soil. Mulching also helps prevent winter damage. If you have a windy site, you may need to protect your young plant, and you should consider planting it in a protected area where wind is blocked by vegetation or a building. I am assuming you live in zone 5, as winter protection is not so crucial in warmer zones; you will be happy to know that he Chicago Botanic Garden considers Wintergreen to be the most reliable cultivar for the Chicago area, so you should have no problems!
How close together do you recommend planting the 3' size?
Tony G on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Wintergreen matures to a width of 3-5 feet, so I would plant them 3 feet apart for a hedge. . If you are planting as a specimen, allow 5 feet of space.
Will the Boxwood plant grow well under a shade tree?
Glenn A on Mar 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Probably not - this Boxwood likes full sun and will take light shade, but probably will not proper in the heavy shade under a large tree.
what to do when boxwood turns yellow?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This could mean a few different things. If the leaves are also drooping like they look heavy then your boxwood is being over watered. If the leaves are dry, crisping and curling upwards then the boxwood is being under watered. Wintergreen Boxwoods need an inch of water a week, and ha problems if they sit in standing water.

Check your plant closely for insects. They can also cause the leaves to turn yellow. If you see any visible bugs or signs of bugs apply seven dust or an organic pesticide to your boxwood.

If you're giving your plant to correct amount of water and there's no sign of bugs give your boxwood some acidic fertilizer.
Is it rabbit resistant?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: If a winter is harsh and food is sparse rabbits and deer will eat anything! However the Wintergreen Boxwood isn't preferred by them. I would classify it as rabbit resistant because it isn't their first choice and they will eat other plants first.
Do I water in the winter?
Linda on Sep 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Depends where you live. If it is freezing where you live then no. Would you water any other plant where you live?
Are these boxwood deer resistant ?
Anne C on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: So far so good. I have planted boxwoods all over our lot and they seem to leave them alone. Do keep in mind that we have not had a really bad winter for several years here in Michigan...and that might make a difference if they get hungry enough.
Which is better to create a rounded hedge against a shaded fence area, the Wintergreen or the Velvet Green boxwood?
Diana A on Jun 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Diana. Ive noticed that my wintergreen boxwoods have taken on a naturally round shape as they grow. I would go with the bigger 3gallon ones as the smaller take time to grow, but they take off and grow really fast once established. Hope this helps.
Denver CO. when is the best time to trim?
Ga N on Nov 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Im going to trim them now before the winter. They usually stop growing in September so any time after that.
Can I leave my wintergreen boxwoods outside all winter? They are in containers and I am in zone 6 (north of Boston, MA) on the coast.
Fran C on Oct 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us. Wintergreen Boxwood's' are hardy down to zone 5. They should not have any issues being left outside during the winter months in your zone; even inside a container. However, if you would like to winterize the bushes you can do so by placing extra layers of mulch around them. This will help add extra protection to the root system. If you have extreme weather conditions than you can even place burlap or a blanket on the plants as added protection.
How far from the road do you need to plant these as we get a lot of snow and plows have the sand & sat? Thank you.
Alexys T on Nov 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Without seeing the area, I would say 16-18 feet away from the road.
What zone is Victorville, California?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It looks like parts of Vicrorville are in zone 8, and some parts are in zone 9. Refer to the link below and enter your zip code to to find out which zone your location falls in.

What are the price for the wintergreen boxwoods?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately the Wintergreen Boxwoods are currently on back order and we can't give price estimates at this time.
Can you make tea from this wintergreen?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can make Wintergreen Tea from this variety. Although it isn't the common variety Gaultheria procumbens that is most commonly used.
Would these do well under a really tall maple tree, the space gets sporadic sun during the day?
A shopper on Jun 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Full to partial shade is fine for Wintergreen Boxwoods. This should be fine.
Have you mature boxwood hedges 3 feet or taller?
Judi H on Jun 10, 2014

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