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Family: Buxaceae
Genus: Buxus (BUK-sus) (Info)
Cultivar: Green Ice
Additional cultivar information:(PP10773, aka Krazgreen)
Hybridized by Krasinsky/Bayusik
Registered or introduced: 1997

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Warrenton, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 23, 2012, Gracye from Warrenton, VA wrote:

Bought five two Springs ago. Put them in a new raised bed up against the house, with western exposure. Needed them badly to grow there.
Well, they are THRIVING. They put out about 2" of new growth this Spring, and are full, dark green, tidy. Loose globe/flame shape and no shaping needed. Traditional. I have Heritage roses and Glads in between them.
These boxwoods are GORGEOUS. Oh, the cost was reasonable, too. They should mature into nice shapes, and they carry that side of the house in winter. No pests so far, and I put some Holly-tone on them once in a while, and Epsom Salts. They love that combination. Highly recommend!