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True Dwarf Boxwood

 

Buxus are grown for their small, neat, leathery leaves and dense long-lived growth habits. 'Suffruticosa' is the best dwarf boxwood for small scale applications. The natural rounded form with dense foliage and fine branching make this a good choice for formal hedges, edges and topiary. Slow growth reduces the need for trimming and shearing. Resistant to box leaf miner.

Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Glossy

Leaf shape : Oval to oblong

Leaf color : Green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes :None.

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 3-4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 3-4 ft.

Growth rate : Slow

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F( Z5a)

Sunset zone : 3b-6, 15-17

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes