Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 3-6 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 4 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Buxus Sinica
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, TN
Maintains a Lush, Green All Year
With so many boxwood varieties from which to choose, it’s easy to narrow down the options when wanting a hardy shrub that stays green year-round. The Titan Boxwood is that plant! It maintains its rich, green color whether the snow is falling or the sun is at its hottest.
Most boxwood shrubs are sensitive to colder climates. Not the Titan. While others can turn orange-brown when struck by freezing temperatures and prevailing winds – an affliction known as “winter bronzing” – the hardy nature of this broadleaf evergreen retains its abundant, green foliage and winter interest through it all.
Despite what its name suggests, the Titan Boxwood is a dwarf shrub, reaching an average of 3-6 feet at maturity. The small leaves and densely-branched structure can be shaped into just about any green form of your choosing – a hedge plant, formal garden art, even a container topiary. This functional evergreen compliments your other garden plantings or can take center stage!
Hardy in Every Way
With this boxwood thriving in USDA zones 4-9, its adaptability extends well beyond the typical boxwood shrub. It’s cold hardy to temperatures reaching -20 F while its drought tolerance makes is suited to the heat of southern climates… once established in your garden.
The Titan is easy to grow in just about any setting. Aside from its preference for full to partial sun and well-draining soil, it requires little attention. An early spring pruning, before new growth appears retains your boxwood health and shape. It even comes equipped with its own natural repellency, keeping deer at bay. They won’t be seeking out your boxwood plants for a quick winter meal.
Compliments Casual to Cultured Garden Landscapes
With a compact, mound-like shape that grows almost as wide as it does tall, the Titan Boxwood suits garden styles from modern to more traditional. Despite its small stature, a grouping of these shrubs will grow into an ample border, boxwood hedge or low screen. The small-leaf-pattern and overall texture are also easily transformed into a living garden sculpture or unique accent plant!
So when the rest of your garden has succumbed to winter’s grip or the “dog days of summer,” you can depend on the Titan Boxwood for a splash of green to brighten your outdoor living space.
Make the Titan Boxwood part of your garden landscape. Order today for delivery right to your door!
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Planting & Care
The Titan Boxwood (Buxus Sinica ‘Titan’) is a compact shrub that maintains its rich, green color no matter the time of the year. Where most boxwoods are sensitive to cold, the Titan will not even experience winter bronzing! This slow growing, drought tolerant boxwood is commonly planted in USDA growing zones 4-9 as hedge plants or as decorative evergreens that will accent your landscape. Maturing to a height of 3-6 feet tall and about 4 feet wide it’s great for smaller areas that need a “touch of life.” The Titan requires very little attention but will greatly benefit from a spring pruning to keep the shrub healthy and to give it a desirable shape. The Titan is also naturally deer resistant so have no fears of them being munched on by your local wildlife.
Location: Choose a location where your Titan 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. 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 2 feet apart, otherwise plant them 5-6 feet apart to create a more spaced look.
1) Dig a hole the same depth as the root ball and three times as wide.
2) Place the boxwood upright into the hole ensuring it’s straight and begin to backfill 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.
Planting Instructions (potted):
1) Select a container that is 1-2 sizes larger than the one the boxwood came in and make sure it has adequate drainage holes on the bottom.
2) Use a tree and shrub soil when filling in the area around the root system, avoid using heavy top soils.
3) Leave about a ½ inch open from the rim to make for easy watering and prevents it from spilling over.
4) A light feeding of compost on the top of the soil in spring should suffice for additional nutrients.
Watering: Water the Titan Boxwood deeply to ensure the roots are getting adequate moisture. The soil should stay moist but never 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: Titan Boxwoods respond well to pruning. During the first 2 years of growth, prune your boxwood to your desired shape before new growth in Spring. In the following years, the tips of the shrub will need to be pruned to maintain its shape.
Pests: Although the Titan 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 insecticidal spray.
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 with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|