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PlantFiles: Boxwood, American Boxwood
Buxus 'Green Ice'

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

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

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

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Gracye 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!


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

Warrenton, Virginia

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