north star boxwood dark green slow growing low hedge evergreen shrub deep green winter interest evergreen shrub northstar boxwood dwarf North star boxwood a cold hardy boxwood with emerald green new growth in spring Buxus North Star Boxwood in the landscape
north star boxwood dark green slow growing low hedge evergreen shrub deep green winter interest evergreen shrub northstar boxwood dwarf North star boxwood a cold hardy boxwood with emerald green new growth in spring Buxus North Star Boxwood in the landscape

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North Star Boxwood

Buxus sempervirens 'Katerberg'

These dwarf boxwood shrubs are cold-hardy, low-maintenance, and perfect for low hedges and borders. They are both dense and slow growing, meaning they will rarely need to be pruned to maintain their cute rounded habit. Beautiful dark green foliage even in winter.

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North Star Boxwood Shrubs(Buxus sempervirens 'Katerberg') are a solid and reliable American Boxwood variety. The deep green foliage grows very dense, only about 2.5 feet tall and wide, making it perfect for low hedges and borders.

This shrub is fairly slow-growing, but it is very tolerant of a wide range of soil and light conditions. This cold hardy, dense globe of a shrub enjoys both part sun and full sun. Keep them well watered until established, and even then, an established North Star Boxwood likes to stay in moist, well-drained soils. Additionally these shrubs do well in an alkaline soil base.

Because these shrubs sport a compact shape, they require little if any pruning. However, it is a common practice of pruning to form a low dense, thick hedge. The North Stars also work great in border plantings or for use in formal herb gardens.

While you do not need to prune these shrubs very often to maintain their natural rounded habit, they can withstand heavy pruning and are great candidates for topiary and other structural pruning designs. A North Star Boxwood shrub will certainly bring a touch of class and refinement to your English cottage garden or classic landscape designs.


Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 2.5 to 3 Feet
Mature Width: 2 to 3 Feet
Classification: Dwarf evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Full sun to full shade
Habit: Mounded, dense globe, slow growing
Water: Prefers to stay in evenly moist, well draining soil. Not drought tolerant
Foliage: Dark green
Soil Condition: Moist, well-drained soil
Growzone: 5-9 North Star Boxwood Hardiness Zone 5-9

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