Boxwood
Buxus 'Green Velvet'

Family: Buxaceae
Genus: Buxus (BUK-sus) (Info)
Cultivar: Green Velvet

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Dark/Black

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Grand Junction, Colorado

New Britain, Connecticut

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Kankakee, Illinois

Des Moines, Iowa

Kalona, Iowa

Urbandale, Iowa

Glen Burnie, Maryland

Novi, Michigan

Tecumseh, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Pennsauken, New Jersey

Clinton Corners, New York

El Reno, Oklahoma

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

Nashville, Tennessee

Farmington, Utah

Morgantown, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Buxus 'Green Velvet' HARDY BOXWOOD EG (z6) (Fra,Bon)
Perfect for those who don't relish pruning their foundation planting, these very obliging mini-shrubs slowly form, w/o any instruction at all!, a dense rounded 3'x 3'mound of sm.drk-grn lvs. PSh/Med

Positive

On Sep 10, 2006, smeisha from New Britain, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:

I put three in to form a small evergreen hedge at the front of a bed. It is slow growing, won't get too tall and requires some water (It's in a very sunny location on top of a hill) It's perfect!.