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Pyramidal Boxwood for Sale
You have undoubtedly seen elegant evergreen shrubs trimmed into pyramid shapes if you've visited historic estates or public gardens. Ever since the common boxwood shrub was introduced into the American landscape, gardeners trimmed them into formal cone shapes.
Many spacious estate gardens include pyramidal boxwoods lining driveways and entry paths. This process takes time to turn small ball-shaped plants into this highly desirable form.
Let us save you time and effort. Our pyramidal-shaped boxwoods have been trained and trimmed into the iconic shape that discerning gardeners strive for. This process saves you years of time and effort.
Our pre-trimmed boxwoods are packed with lush, dense growth and will only need to be trimmed once per year to maintain their shape. The vibrant green color will draw attention to entry doors, patios, or decks. These boxwoods also look great in front of commercial entries or outdoor dining areas at restaurants and cafes.
Boxwoods have year-round appeal. The attraction doesn't have to stop because the growing season ends either. When most plants go into dormant states and lose their leaves in the winter months, boxwoods can be decorated with festive red bows, holly berries, or other seasonal ornaments.
Pyramidal American boxwoods are one of the hardiest boxwoods available. Even if you live in the northern part of the United States, you can still enjoy these boxwoods at your home or business. Buxus sempervirens was given the name of common boxwood, but there is nothing ordinary about the stellar beauty of this plant. They have been and remain a standout member of the boxwood family, and we're confident you'll adore the stately look and ease of care that these hardy evergreen shrubs will bring to your home for years and years.
Best grown in zones 5 through 9, this Boxwood shrub maintains glossy evergreen foliage throughout the year. Common Boxwoods thrive in sunny to partly shady locations with moist, well-drained soils. These requirements make them perfect candidates for porch pots or patio containers as well as in the landscape.
|Mature Height:||10 to 12 Feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 6 Feet|
|Classification:||Evergreen shrub, Topiary|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to part shade|
|Soil Condition:||Any well-drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
How to Care for Pyramidal Boxwood
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How do I plant Pyramidal Boxwood?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Pyramidal Boxwood plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. When planting boxwoods in a hedge, leave 3 feet between each plant.
How do I mulch Pyramidal Boxwood?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Pyramidal Boxwood Shrubs with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the Common Boxwood Shrubs.
How do I water Pyramidal Boxwoods?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Pyramidal Boxwood Shrubs a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
How do I fertilize Pyramidal Boxwoods?
Pyramidal Boxwoods grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. Pyramidal Boxwoods favors nutrient rich soil and ample fertilization. Pyramidal Boxwood benefits from an fertilizer which can help raise the acid level of the soil such as Holly-Tone by Espoma. When selecting a fertilizer for your Pyramidal Boxwood, if soil Ph is not an issue a simple balanced fertilizer can be used such as Tree-tone. Espoma products are easy to use, just sprinkle around the base of the plant and water it in. Be careful with products such as miracle-grow as these products can burn newly planted plants when not used at the recommended rates. Slow-release fertilizer can help prevent rapid sucker growth that is vulnerable to diseases and insects.