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Green Mountain Boxwood (spiral form) (Buxus 'Green Mountain (spiral)') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Green Mountain Boxwood (spiral form)

Green Mountain Boxwood (spiral form)

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Height:  6 feet

Spread:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

A compact, hybrid, broadleaf evergreen that is clipped and maintained in an elegant spiral form; makes a great accent or garden detail plant, very popular and one of the hardier varieties

Ornamental Features

Green Mountain Boxwood (spiral form) has green foliage. The small round leaves remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Green Mountain Boxwood (spiral form) is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Green Mountain Boxwood (spiral form) is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Topiary
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Green Mountain Boxwood (spiral form) will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Green Mountain Boxwood (spiral form) makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Garden  Topiary  Container 
Applications
Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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