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Chicagoland Green Boxwood

Category:

A compact and hardy hybrid boxwood, great for pruning and shaping or for use as a trimmed hedge; if unpruned, grows more wide than tall, a broadlead evergreen with numerous landscape applications

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
4 feet
Average Landscape Width:
5 feet
Genus:
Buxus
Cultivar:
Glencoe
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Evergreen:
1
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
slow
Pruning:
can prune at anytime
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Chicagoland Green Boxwood is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has forest green evergreen foliage. The small round leaves remain forest green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Chicagoland Green Boxwood is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Chicagoland Green Boxwood will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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.

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