Light green foliage of the evergreen Dwarf English Boxwood shrubs Rows of pruned English Boxwood Shrubs accenting their rounded growth habit Dwarf English Boxwood shrub with green foliage used as landscape border planting Dwarf English Boxwood shrub pruned to be border privacy hedge

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Dwarf English Boxwood Shrubs

Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

The Dwarf English Boxwood is a small, evergreen shrub that adds a polished look to any landscape! New to landscaping? This low-maintenance, slow-growing, dwarf evergreen is ideal for edging along pathways, creating borders around formal landscape beds, or growing in pots. No need to bug out - this shrub is insect and disease free.

Growzone: 5-9

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1 Gallon Pot $22.95

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Dwarf English Boxwood Shrubs (Buxus sempervirens "Suffruticosa") are small evergreen shrubs known for their gorgeous, light-green round leaves, making it easy to maintain a compact shape. English boxwoods can grow in just about any state in the country. The emerald foliage is reliably evergreen and adds a sophisticated structure to your landscape.

This broad-leaf evergreen has a nice and compact shape perfect for small garden spaces. It’s also considered to be the most resistant boxwood, and can be easily shaped for hedges and topiary shrubs. The Dwarf English Boxwood Shrub is slow-growing and low-maintenance, which makes it a great selection for those new to landscaping and gardening. 

Dwarf English Boxwood Shrubs are soft to the touch, and add texture to your space. This style of shrubs can grow up to three feet in sunny or shady conditions, and is naturally pest-resistant. Buxus sempervirens suffruticosa is one of the most popular, yet hard to find boxwoods available. 

Boxwoods such as this dwarf boxwood put out one "growth spurt" per year. This means they keep their shape with little effort on the homeowners part. Simply prune them once in the early spring, and they'll stay that way until next year. During the winter months, its leaves take on a bronze tone, adding color to winter gardens and another level of contrast when paired with other evergreens. Learn how to keep your Boxwood green all winter in our blog here.

Not sure what to pair this shrub with? Dwarf Blue Spruce or Gold Mop Cypress are just two of the best companions for English boxwoods.


    Growing Zone: 5-9
    Mature Height: 2-3 Feet
    Mature Width: 2-3 Feet
    Classification: Dwarf evergreen shrub
    Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
    Habit: Upright
    Flower Color: Inconspicuous
    Foliage: New growth emerges bright green changes to dark green as it matures
    Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
    This Plants Growzone: 5-9 Dwarf English Boxwood Shrubs Hardiness Zone

    How to Care for Dwarf English Boxwood Shrubs

    Before you buy a Dwarf English Boxwood Shrub, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required
    and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

    How do I water Dwarf English Boxwood Shrubs?

    How do I water Dwarf English Boxwood Shrubs?

    After planting the Dwarf English Boxwood, give it a slow, deep watering. 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 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 Dwarf English Boxwoods?

    How do I fertilize Dwarf English Boxwoods?

    Dwarf Boxwood Shrubs grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. Boxwoods favor nutrient rich soil and ample fertilization. Dwarf English benefits from a fertilizer which can help raise the acid level of the soil such as Holly-Tone by Espoma. When selecting a fertilizer for your Dwarf English 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.

    How do I prune Dwarf English Boxwood?

    How do I prune Dwarf English Boxwood?

    To maintain boxwood in its most natural shape, thinning is the most appropriate way to prune for an informal look. To thin, prune selected branches throughout the shrub to the main trunk, to a lateral branch or to a lateral bud. Do not hard prune any area where you want to achieve leaf growth, as they may not respond for a few years. Just leave stubs or stripped branches until buds have formed where you want them and have made several sets of leaves. Buds that are unwanted can be rubbed off. Watering well and misting the wood frequently can help Dwarf English Boxwood bud more quickly. Rejuvenation: At times, very old and misshapen boxwoods are going to need rejuvenation. Renewal pruning of shrubs usually involves severe pruning. However, Dwarf Boxwoods often do not respond well to this. It may take several years for them to recover if they survive at all. If renewal pruning is to be tried, it should be done in late winter or early spring, over a period of several years. Some experts say you should remove a third of the large branches each year over three years. Another method is to prune over a two-year period. Branches would be cut on one side of the plant the first year, followed by the other half the second year.

    How do I mulch Dwarf English Boxwoods?

    How do I mulch Dwarf English Boxwoods?

    We highly recommend that you mulch your Dwarf English 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 break down. 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.


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