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PlantFiles: Common Boxwood, American Boxwood
Buxus sempervirens 'North Star'

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Family: Buxaceae
Genus: Buxus (BUK-sus) (Info)
Species: sempervirens (sem-per-VY-renz) (Info)
Cultivar: North Star
Additional cultivar information: (PP15998, aka North Star, Katerberg)
Hybridized by Katerberg; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive ShrubSource On Mar 26, 2009, ShrubSource from Zeeland, MI wrote:

Buxus - North Star Boxwood

North Star is superb cold hardy Boxwood with a dense globe shape that requires little if any pruning. It's a beautiful evergreen that will provide four seasons of enjoyment in the landscape. Easy to maintain to desired size, use it as a low-mounded specimen, or form a low-growing, dense, thick hedge, or even create the borders of a formal herb garden. Either way you won't have to do much pruning to get a full, dense plant. Add it to any garden for winter interest; the shiny dark green leaves maintain great winter color. Evergreen.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Moberly, Missouri



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