Buxus North Star® Boxwood

Item #32097


A Highly Adaptable Evergreen, Drought-Tolerant and Content in Sun or Shade

Nicely rounded shape never needs pruning

If you live in a cold-winter climate and have watched boxwoods suffer in severe temperatures, North Star® is the evergreen shrub your landscape has been waiting for. A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs, North Star was bred in Michigan and is ready to tackle the toughest winters. The shrub is nicely shaped, vigorous, and very adaptable. It blooms in early spring; however, the flowers are insignificant.

Many boxwoods turn brown or lose their luster during winter, but not North Star. Its dense foliage remains glossy and dark green year-round, and the plant itself remains nicely rounded, as if you'd just pruned it. In fact, pruning is never necessary unless you wish to trim the shrub into a specific shape—it always looks formal and symmetrical.

North Star has a very well-branched, compact, mounded, globe-like habit that makes a fine low hedge, accent planting, or front line for the shrub border. The shrub also makes an excellent "thriller" in a container garden. Easy to grow, it thrives in sun or shade and prefers moist, well-draining soil but is quite adaptable to varying soil types. It is drought-tolerant, deer and disease resistant, and cold hardier than most other boxwoods.

North Star was bred by Gary Katerburg and has proven a dependable, vigorous performer in gardens throughout its hardiness range.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Buxus
Species sempervirens
Variety 'Katerberg'
ppaf PP15998
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Habit Compact
Plant Height 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width 2 ft 6 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Fall Color
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Blight, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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