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Dwarf English Boxwood

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 you.

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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 compact shape, perfect for small garden spaces. It is also considered the most resistant boxwood and can be shaped for hedges and topiary shrubs. Thie Dwarf English Boxwood Shrub is slow-growing and low-maintenance, making it an excellent selection for those new to landscaping and gardening.  

Dwarf English Boxwoods 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. During the winter months, its leaves take on a bronze tone, adding color to winter gardens.


    Hardiness Zone: 5-8
    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
    Growzone: 5-8 Dwarf English Boxwood Hardiness Zone

    How to Care for Dwarf English Boxwood

    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 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 after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks or so and then every other day. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator bag Jr. can help aid in the process. 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 Boxwood shrubs benefit from a fertilizer that will help raise the acid level of soil conditions. We recommend using Espoma Holly-Tone. When selecting a fertilizer for your Dwarf English Boxwood, if soil Ph is not an issue, a 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, we recommend thinning for an informal look. To thin, prune selected branches throughout the shrub to the main trunk, lateral branch, or 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. Leave stubs or stripped branches alone until buds have formed where you want them and have made several sets of leaves. Watering well and misting the wood frequently can help Dwarf English Boxwood bud more quickly. At times, old and misshapen boxwoods are going to need some extra TLC. 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. Some experts say you should remove a third of the large branches each year over three years. Another method is to prune over two years. Branches should 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 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 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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