Buxus 'Green Velvet'

Compact Evergreen Combines Color and Durability
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Features to Note


5 - 8

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

3 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Treat your garden to the beauty and easy care of Buxus 'Green Velvet'. This evergreen shrub combines the hardiness and compact growth habit of Korean Boxwood with the deep green leaf color of English Boxwood. The result is a healthy, durable plant that is easy to shape and keeps its deep green foliage throughout the harshest of winters.

The small, oval leaves lend themselves well to pruning, especially on a habit as dense as 'Green Velvet'. You can shape this Buxus 'Green Velvet' to desired size very easily, and it always looks full and fresh, never gangly or loose. Such a pleasure for formal plantings and small-space gardens, where it will be admired up close.

'Green Velvet' is quite versatile, too. Its very low, rounded habit lends itself to topiary, yet if you are seeking a less formal look, it is naturally symmetrical with no pruning needed. Use it as a low hedge, a foundation planting, or a ripple of evergreen color for the border.

'Green Velvet' was developed in Ontario, so it is quite used to severe winter weather. In late winter the foliage may display a bronze tinge, but fresh green leaves soon emerge in spring to erase all traces. And it will not drop its foliage, so your garden looks vibrant even as the snow falls.

Left to its own devices, 'Green Velvet' reaches 2 to 3 feet height and width. It thrives in full to partial sun, growing at a rate of less than a foot per year, so it will reach maturity in a few seasons. This evergreen also tolerates a wide range of soils as long as they are not wet or salty. You may notice its small clusters of light green to cream flowers among the foliage in spring. Such a carefree pleasure.


Genus: Buxus x
Species: hybrid
Variety: 'Green Velvet'
Item Form: 1-Quart
Category: Shrubs
Bloom Season Start: Early Spring
Habit: Compact
USDA Zone Low: 5
USDA Zone High: 8
Uses: Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, ID, PA, PR, VI
Discount Exempt: No


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