Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’
True Dwarf Boxwood
Boxwood is widely used for edging and hedging. When not clipped, most are soft and billowing. Inconspicuous flowers. All are easy to grow where adapted. Extra care with watering, feeding, and controlling mites and scale will pay off in better color and greater vigor.
Native to southern Europe, North Africa, western Asia. Dies out in alkaline soils and hot-summer areas. Will grow to a height of 15–20 ft. with equal spread. Densely foliaged with medium-size, lustrous dark green, oval leaves.
Slower growing than the species; to 4–5 ft. high but is generally clipped lower. Small leaves, dense form and texture. A variegated form with silver-edged foliage is available.
Leaves have creamy white edges.
Narrow, columnar growth to 7–9 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide.
Slower growing than the species; to 4–5 ft. high but is generally clipped lower. Small leaves, d...