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American Boxwood Shrubs
American boxwood Shrubs are easy to grow evergreen shrub that can be kept trimmed into a tall privacy hedge. One of the better hedge plants sold today. The dark green Leaves are deer-resistant.
As Low As: $25.95
|1 Gallon Pot||$28.95|
|3 Gallon Pot||$45.95|
|5 Gallon Pot||$62.95|
Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus
4 LB Bag
Espoma Holly-Tone Fertilizer
4 LB Bag
Soil Soaker Hose
50 Feet Long
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American Boxwood Shrubs for Sale Online
American Boxwood Shrubs (Buxus sempervirens) has glossy evergreen foliage on an upright plant. Quite tolerant of shearing, this beauty requires minimal care to maintain its form but desires full sun to part shade.
Drought tolerant, deer resistant, pest and disease-free, and evergreen. These are all words that describe one of the best boxwoods for use as a large hedge. Its no wonder American Boxwood has been a top choice of gardeners and landscapers for many many years.
It is a dense shrub with dark green leaves that reaches a mature height of 10-12 feet tall. This is not a fast-growing boxwood so you won't have to worry about it getting ahead of you and outgrowing its home.
American Boxwood Shrubs have a tendency to become very dense, especially if it has been sheared over a long period of time. This not only can cause fungal diseases but also causes the leaves to grow just on the edges of the shrub. The inside of the boxwood then turns brown where leaves have died due to a lack of light. Thinning allows the leaves to grow along the entire branch, not just the tips, resulting in a fuller look. Thinning can be done at any time of the year except about six weeks before the first frost.
|Mature Height:||10 to 12 Feet|
|Mature Width:||10 to 12 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to part shade|
|Soil Condition||Any well drained soil|
How to Care for American Boxwood Shrubs
Before you buy American Boxwood Shrubs, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I plant American Boxwood Shrubs?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased American 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 American Boxwood Shrubs?
We highly recommend that you mulch your American 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 American Boxwood Shrubs.
How do I water American Boxwood Shrubs?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the American 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 American Boxwood Shrubs?
American Boxwood Shrubs grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. American Boxwoods favors nutrient rich soil and ample fertilization. American Boxwood Shrubs 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 American 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.