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Baggesens Gold Box Leaf Honeysuckle
A favorite shrub around the world, Baggesen's Gold' Box Leaf Honeysuckle features dainty, golden-yellow evergreen leaves on cascading branches that form a dense, soft-textured mound 3 to 5 feet tall and wide which lights up the garden. It responds very well to shearing so is an excellent candidate for stunning hedges or various topiary shapes in landscape beds or containers. Get all the details below

Baggesens Gold Box Leaf Honeysuckle

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Baggesen's Gold Box Leaf Honeysuckle
Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Sunburst'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of  USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this box leaf honeysuckle is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

A favorite shrub around the world, Baggesen's Gold' Box Leaf Honeysuckle features dainty, golden-yellow evergreen leaves on cascading branches that form a dense, soft-textured mound 3 to 5 feet tall and wide which lights up the garden. It responds very well to shearing so is an excellent candidate for stunning hedges or various topiary shapes in landscape beds or containers.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 3 to 5 feet tall and wide, Baggesen's Gold Boxleaf Honeysuckle is ideal for use as an accent in smaller garden spaces or in groupings, as a formal or natural hedge in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. It is also a fine candidate for use as a living topiary in landscape beds or containers. A fine selection for Asian or English gardens, formal gardens, topiary gardens, yellow color theme gardens, or container gardens.
 
Suggested Spacing:  2 to 3 feet for solid hedges;  6 feet or more for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

Baggesen's Gold Box Leaf Honeysuckle is very easy to grow in a moist but well-drained soil of average fertility. In zones 6 and 7 it will grow in full sun hoever prefers some afternoon shade or filtered sun in zones 8 and 9. It will tolerate dry periods when established. responds very weel to shearing for topiary shapes and formal hedges. In our gardens, we've found it to have excellent resistance to pests and disease.




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Shrub
Height at Maturity:  3 to 5' depending on pruning
Width at Maturity:  3 to 5' depending on pruning
Spacing:  2 to 3 feet for solid hedges; 6' or more for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Mounding, Arching
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  na
Flower Size:  na 
Flowering Period:  na
Flower Type: na
Fragrant Flowers:  na
Foliage Color:  Yellow to Chartreuse 
Fragrant Foliage:  No 
Berries:  na
Berry Color:  na
Sun Needs:  Full to Mostly Sun (Zones 6 & 7), Morning Sun w/Dappled or Afternoon Shade (Zones 8 & 9), Afternoon Sun w/Morning Shade (Zones 6 & 7), All Day Lightly Filtered Sun
Water Needs:  Average, lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt (amended)
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well-Drained Moist
Soil pH:  4.5 - 8.0 (Acid to Moderately Alkaline) 
Maintenance / Care:  Low, Medium if for clipped formal hedge
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances / Tolerances:  Deer, Drought(when established), Insect, Rabbit, Shearing



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