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Buxus sempervirens 'Graham Blandy' (Boxwood)

Boxwood 'Graham Blandy', Common Boxwood 'Graham Blandy', English Boxwood 'Graham Blandy'


Architectural, Buxus sempervirens 'Graham Blandy' (Boxwood) is a slow-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub of columnar habit with a soft and lush foliage of ovate, lustrous leaves. Soft green in spring, they turn dark green as they mature. Tough, hardy and easy to grow, this tall Boxwood is a real exclamation point in the garden, providing color year-round, as well as form, texture and contrast. Perfect as a specimen. Great for small gardens. 

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Typically grows up to 5-15 ft. tall (150-450 cm) and 1-2 ft. 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, topiary or foundation plantings.
  • 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 6 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 9
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 5' – 15' (150cm – 4.5m)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (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 Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, 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 6 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 9
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 5' – 15' (150cm – 4.5m)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (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 Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Formal Garden, Mediterranean Garden, Modern Garden

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