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American Boxwood Shrub Buxus sempervirens

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Shrubs & Hedges

  • American Boxwood Shrub

    American Boxwood is similar to English Boxwood but can be grown in cooler zones.

  • American Boxwood Shrub

    Boxwoods do very well in pots requiring very little maintenance.

  • American Boxwood Shrub

    Leaves are bluntly pointed making a dense shrub.

  • American Boxwood Shrub

    American Boxwood is the largest boxwood if left unpruned.

  • American Boxwood Shrub

    The American is a great boxwood for hedges.

* Images shown are of mature plants

Regular price $29.95 Sale price

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Product Details

Mature Height: 10-12 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Buxus sempervirens
Does Not Ship To: AZ, TN
Grows Well In Zones: 5-9 outdoors
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      5-9 outdoors

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

Product Description

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 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!

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.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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.

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Great bushes

The bushes were in perfect condition when delivered. Following the instructions, I planted them to form a hedge in the future. So far, they are doing well. I hope they grow quickly!

nancy r.
United States United States
Beautiful, full of life

Looks great

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Fantastic Service!

Fast Growing Trees is a great company with excellent products and superior customer service. I ordered some American Boxwoods that the shipper damaged, and FGT immediately sent replacement shrubs. What service! Wow!!!

Linda W.
United States United States
So happy

Love them they were all in bloom which I had never seen before Thank you

Alma S.
United States United States
Very happy with my purchase

I was nervous to order my shrubs online but they arrived super well packed and in a really good condition. I planted them as soon as they arrived and so far I am really happy with the money I spent on them. I would definitely order again.