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Green Mountain Boxwood
Buxus sempervirens 'Green Mountain'
Green Mountain Boxwood shrubs have an upright, naturally cone-shaped habit, making it an excellent candidate for topiary forms, a striking container, or formal garden accent. Use in mass plantings to create either a free-form or a sculpted hedge.
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|1 Gallon Pot||$20.95|
|3 Gallon Pot||$54.95|
Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus
4 LB Bag
Soil Soaker Hose
50 Feet Long
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Boxwood Green Mountain Shrubs for Sale Online
Green Mountain Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens 'Green Mountain') are vigorous evergreen pyramidal boxwood shrubs with bright green foliage that retain good color throughout winter. They are the perfect evergreen focal point for any size garden. It can also be used to create an evergreen privacy hedge. This deer resistant shrub has an upright, naturally cone shaped form that makes it ideal for creating topiary garden accents and sculpted hedges. They can make beautiful container plantings, especially as topiaries, but will require frequent watering.
Boxwood Green Mountain growth rate is considered moderate and will reach maturity at 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide. They prefer well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soil and can tolerate drought when established. Most cultivars grow Buxus x 'Green Mountain' in full sun to half a day of shade. Natural Green Mountain Boxwood are very low maintenance aside from watering and mulching, but occasional pruning will increase the vigor and overall health of your shrub.
|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 green 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 buy Green Mountain Boxwood Shrubs, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I plant Green Mountain Boxwoods?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased 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 Pyramidal 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 Pyramidal 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.