Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 4-6 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3-5 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Buxus 'Green Velvet"
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, TN
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.
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 & Photos
One month growth in large pots in semi-outdoor atrium off dining room window to enjoy at mealtime. :) Very pleased.
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)
Small size is too small.
I'm glad they are growing up.
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.
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.
Planting & Care
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.
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.
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