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Buxus sempervirens 'Blauer Heinz' (Boxwood)

Boxwood 'Blauer Heinz', Common Boxwood 'Blauer Heinz', English Boxwood 'Blauer Heinz'


Compact, Buxus sempervirens 'Blauer Heinz' (Boxwood) is a small, slow-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub with a soft and lush foliage of ovate, fairly glossy, blue-green leaves. Tough, hardy and easy to grow, this dwarf Boxwood provides color year-round, as well as form, texture and contrast to its companion plants. Perfect for patio containers and small gardens.

  • Typically grows up to 1-2 ft. tall and wide (30-60 cm).
  • Thrives in part shade in evenly moist, well-drained soils. While full shade is tolerated, the plant will not be as vigorous and its foliage not as dense. Full sun exposure may scorch the foliage. Boxwood can grow in a variety of soils as long as there is not too much sand or too much clay. Mulch should be added to reduce water evaporation and maintain moisture. While drought tolerant, Boxwood should always be watered during drought periods.
  • Best sited in locations sheltered from strong winds, with, if possible, some protection from the full winter sun.
  • Very versatile, this plant is perfect for beds, borders, containers, formal gardens, Mediterranean gardens.
  • Keep an eye out for box sucker, mussel scale, box red spider mite, leaf spot and box blight. Deer and rabbit resistant!
  • This plant grows slowly, so shear if desired. Pruning should occur after the last spring frost date, to avoid the new growth to be damaged or killed. Promote air circulation via removal of dead branches or thinning. Avoid cultivating around this plant because it has shallow roots.
  • Fall is the best time for boxwood planting and mulching, while winter is the ideal time for pruning, thinning, and protection.
  • Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Buxus - Boxwood
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Formal Garden, Mediterranean Garden, Modern Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Buxus - Boxwood
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Formal Garden, Mediterranean Garden, Modern Garden

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