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What is a boxwood shrub?
Last Updated: 1st January, 2020
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Similarly, it is asked, how large do boxwood shrubs get?
Tallest Boxwoods Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 8 -- again depending on the cultivar -- mature common boxwood plants can reach a maximum average height of around 20 feet. More commonly, however, they grow to a height of between 10 and 15 feet.
One may also ask, which is the best boxwood shrub? If you want a small, compact, low-growing shrub to form a hedge that serves as an accent or border along your walkway, fence line or planting beds, dwarf boxwood varieties are the best pick. The "Dwarf English" boxwood (Buxus sempervirens “Suffruticosa”) creates a border hedge approximately 1 to 2 feet in height.
Simply so, what does a boxwood shrub look like?
Its leaves are oval, forest green above and yellowish green below, and about 1 inch long. Littleleaf boxwood is smaller, and its leaves are often half the size of common boxwood. This variety of boxwood typically grows to 4 feet tall and 4 feet wide, making it an excellent choice for a low hedge.
Do boxwoods grow fast?
Boxwood is naturally a slow-growing shrub and generally add less than 12 inches per year. But the boxwood requires proper care to thrive as a vigorous shrub and grow at its expected rate.