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Green Tower Boxwood
Green Tower Boxwood is an evergreen shrub with a distinct columnar form that will be an exclamation point in your landscape! More details below!

Green Tower Boxwood

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Green Tower Boxwood
Buxus Microphylla 'Green Tower'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone >

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Boxwood variety is not winter hardy outdoors, you can enjoy it in containers that can be moved indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Green Tower Boxwood is an evergreen shrub with a distinct columnar form that will be an exclamation point in your landscape! In our gardens it has grown a little faster than other cultivars, adding about 15 or so inches to its height each year. If left to grow naturally without pruning it might reach 8 to 9 feet at maturity, however can be kept lower with pruning. Boxwoods respond very well to pruning. Some sources say it will grow 2-3 feet wide however, based on the columnar shape of the specimens in our landscape we're thinking more like 18-24 inches at maturity. 




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 8 to 9 feet tall and about 2 feet wide in a dense, the Green Tower Boxwood is ideal for use as a single specimen, where it stands out like an exclamation point in your landscape, or in rows as a solid hedge or screen to divide garden spaces or block an unwanted view. It works very well to fill those narrow spaces in home foundation plantings and a pair of them is perfect for accentuating entryways. Also useful as a centerpiece in pots, planters and other container that are 16 inches or more in diameter.

Suggested Spacing:  18 inches for solid hedges;  3 feet or more for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

The Green Tower Boxwood is exceptionally easy to grow when planted right and in the right spot. It adapts to most soil types, preferring a moist but well drained soil of average fertility. As with so many other plants, a constantly soggy or wet soil can be problematic. It prefers mostly sun but will tolerate some shade. In our gardens, we've found it to have exceptional drought, heat, disease and pest resistance.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Boxwood shrubs.




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Evergreen Shrub 
Height at Maturity:  6-8'
Width at Maturity:  18-24"
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Columnar
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Cream, inconspicuous
Flower Size:  Tiny
Flowering Period:  Spring
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sandy, Silty
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist to Somewhat Dry
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Heat, Insect



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