Boxwood (BUXUS) - 'GREEN MOUNTAIN'
Lustrous, bright green foliage drapes 'Green Mountain's rounded, upright, conical shape year-round! This vigorous shrub retains good evergreen color throughout winter and is an excellent candidate for topiary forms as it is nicely sculpted by shearing into a hedge or free-form shape. It also makes a striking container, formal garden accent, or specimen in mass plantings. ‘Green Mountain’ is cold-hardy and often referred to as being in the “Green Series” of boxwood. It will bronze slightly in winter especially when exposed to direct sunlight but bronzing will quickly fade as new spring foliage begins to emerge. Deer resistant.
Maturing to 8 feet tall by 5 feet wide, 'Green Mountain's naturally conical shape can be pruned regularly to enhance its appearance even further. Rated at USDA Hardiness zone 5, this evergreen bush is content in full to partial sun. Plant in enriched, well-drained, lightly acidic soil. Water deeply and regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency once established watering after top 3 inches have dried out. Fertilize in early spring. Prune as needed to shape during winter months when 'Green Mountain' is dormant but not ever after first frost date in spring. Mulch around base to preserve moisture, keep roots cool in summer, and protect roots in winter. Protect from winds and drying out, especially during winter months. Can be used as a hedge or pruned to a variety of formal forms. Can be left as a stand alone specimen around foundations and the back of perennial borders.