Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 10-12 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-10 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Buxus sempervirens
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, TN
Classic Reliability and Green Growth
Why American Boxwood Shrubs?
As American as baseball and apple pie, the American Boxwood Shrub is one of the most reliable plants you can have. For starters, you can shape it and grow it any way you like. Planted in a row, it's a spectacular foundation hedge, or you can line it in front of your porch for added privacy and year-round foliage. It responds well to pruning and can be shaped into a topiary or bonsai for deck or patio décor.
Plus, it's known for its extremely dense foliage. In fact, it can also act as a natural privacy fence. Especially since it's remains an evergreen ornamental throughout the year, with tiny pale green flowers in spring set against a bed of lovely dark green leaves that are oblong and glossy. It's a healthy specimen that performs well, even in cold temperatures.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Impervious to pests, deer, and disease resistant, the oh-so-easy American Boxwood looks good and performs well. But the best part? We've planted, grown and meticulously nurtured your American Boxwood to outperform expectations.
When it arrives to your door, shipped with care, it's ready to grow. You won't have to visit big box stores because you'll have a well-rooted, healthy American Boxwood delivered directly to your home.
We only sell plants that are healthy, well-developed and ready for planting. Order now for quick shipping of the amazing American Boxwood!
Customer Reviews & Photos
- American Boxwoods
- Central Indiana
They were delivered alive
Some new growth, but still waiting to plant in proper location
My five American Boxwoods arrived in great condition, were very easy to plant, and thus far, are happy and healthy in their new home here in Central Indiana! I DEFINITELY recommend your fine product and would order again in the future.
The plants arrived fresh and neatly packed - they are about 12” tall when they arrive.
Plants came quickly and in very good condition. They have done very well in the gardn.
We just received 4 via FedEx and they were professionally packaged and boxes were undamaged. Plants look great nice root balls have new growth on branches too. We just planted and they look great! We will be ordering more soon.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Choose a location where your American 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 also a must. Then, dig a hole the same depth as the root ball and three times as wide.
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. To help retain moisture in the soil and deter weed growth, apply a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch around the base of the boxwood, extending 12 inches past the foliage.
2. Watering: Water the American Boxwood deeply to ensure the roots are getting adequate moisture. The soil should stay moist but never saturated. Once it has established, it will need a weekly watering during periods of drought or extreme heat.
3. Fertilizing: Apply a balanced shrub fertilizer formula such as 10-10-10 in spring, before the start of new growth.
4. Pruning: American Boxwoods respond well to pruning. During the first two 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.
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 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
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 May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|