Boxwood, Variegated


Description: A very striking boxwood that is most commonly used as an accent plant. It has rather small leaves that are splashed with cream coloring. Slow to moderate growth - likes full sun to partial shade. Does best in slightly moist, cool soils that drain well - does not like clay soils, as the drainage is inadequate. May be kept at just about any size or shape through trimming / pruning. Makes an excellent accent when planted amongst larger plantings of solid green color. Has a slightly more upright, columnar type growth habit than most boxwoods, if left untrimmed.

Common Name: Variegated Boxwood

Scientific Name: Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

Type: Evergreen shrub

Exposure: Full - Partial Sun

Size: 3-4' height, 3-4' spread

Foliage Color: Green with Whitish / Yellow Variegation

Landscape Use: Background, Entryway, Focal Point Specimen, Foundation, Garden Pond, Hedges, Landscape, Mass Planting, Areas, Shrub, Small Groups, Woodland Border

Soil: Moist, Cool, Well-Drained

Growth Rate: Slow - Moderate

Zone: 5 - 8

Companion Plants: Thyme, Hosta, Lady's Mantle, Liriope, Sage, Ornamental Grasses



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