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The Green Mountain Boxwood is one of the easiest of the boxwood varieties to grow. Their handsome green-colored foliage and non-aggressive root systems make them ideal for foundation plantings or along sidewalks and walkways.
Botanically referred to as 'Buxus Sempervirens,' the Green Mountain Boxwood is known for its natural pyramidal form that is very easy to maintain with no pruning. Ideal care for these easy going shrubs includes partial sun to full shade and a well draining soil blend. These Boxwood plants also prefer soils with a pH of slightly acidic to slightly alkaline.
In addition to its low maintenance care regimen, the Green Mountain is praised for its impressive resistance to deer and rabbit populations. Not to mention these plants rarely suffer from Boxwood Blight and have strong leaf spot resistance qualities.
While the dark green foliage is cold-hardy, it may suffer from some winter bronzing when grown in the full sun or not protected from winter winds. But not to worry, this quickly turns green as the new growth appears in early spring.
These popular Evergreen shrubs are ideal for planting at the entrance to your property or a walkway. Additionally, they are great for use as hedges, as well as in mass plantings and topiary gardens.
|Mature Height:||4-5 feet; less if trimmed|
|Mature Width:||Up to 3 feet; less if trimmed|
|Sunlight:||Partial to full sun|
|Habit:||Evergreen, dense foliage|
|Foliage:||New growth emerges bright green and retains its color in the winter|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
How to Care for Green Mountain Boxwood
Before you purchase your Green Mountain Boxwood, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant remains happy and healthy for years to come.
How do I plant Green Mountain Boxwoods?
We suggest when planting your Green Mountain Boxwood that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for boxwood shrubs because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How do I water Green Mountain Boxwoods?
After planting the Green Mountain Pyramidal Boxwood, give it 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. For example, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5; a three gallon pot would be 15; and so on. 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 Green Mountain Boxwoods?
Plants such as Green Mountain Boxwood hedges grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. They favor nutrient rich soil and ample fertilization. Boxwood bushes benefit 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 Green Mountain Boxwood bush, 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.
How do I mulch my Green Mountain Boxwood?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Green Mountain Boxwood 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 that 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. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.