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: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
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) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Buxus sempervirens grown fine for me in a protected spot - eastern exposure & protected by the house to the west. It will never grow as tall here in Zone 5a as it does in GA but it is beautiful. Deer don't touch it! Also strikes easily from cuttings. Does best in semi-shade.
On Apr 23, 2004, suzcol from Fort Valley, GA wrote:
Location, central GA. The boxwoods at the house we just bought were fairly large..several feet around with apparently very little care for a long time. As they are adjacent to a porch the 'seller' had them topped last spring, and they are just now greening up. I have had to cut them way back in front, as they nearly covered the sidewalk. We have been here a month..they are already showing new leaves. I am still pruning to uncover the sidewalk. These are apparently very hardy in this area of GA..just south of Macon. They have rooted all around the bottom where the branches lay on the ground, and I am going to transplant these to another area. Will let you know how this works out!
On Aug 31, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
This slow growing evergreen is most commonly found as clipped hedging in formal gardens. Slow growing, it can reach height and width of 15 feet or more, but is rarely allowed to grow that tall or wide.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Bear, Delaware Keystone Heights, Florida Albany, Georgia North Laurel, Maryland West River, Maryland Lenox, Massachusetts Uxbridge, Massachusetts Ann Arbor, Michigan Ypsilanti, Michigan Versailles, Missouri North Sea, New York Martins Creek, Pennsylvania Warrior Run, Pennsylvania Mosheim, Tennessee Newport News, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Toano, Virginia Oshkosh, Wisconsin