Sprinter® Boxwood

Sprinter boxwood is the perfect choice for evergreen beauty in any style landscape. It’s at home in both formal and informal settings, and everything in between! Plus, it doesn’t have the notorious boxwood odor. Enjoy fast-growing Sprinter boxwood as a specimen, container plant, low hedge, or in any home or commercial landscape. You can’t go wrong with the improved classic beauty!

Additional information

Dimensions 2 × 2 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Buxus microphylla</i> 'Bulthouse' PP#25,896, CBR#5282

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Foliage Color

Green

Height

2-4'

Width/Spread

2-4'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun, Shade

Soil

Average, Moist, Well-drained

Uses

Borders, Foundations, Hedges, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Compact, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Evergreen, Winter Interest

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Plant Care

Light: Boxwood is one of the only shrubs that reliably thrives in full sun to full shade.

Soil: Any well-drained soil will do; though it is a broadleaf evergreen, acidic soils are not preferred – very slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soils are best.

Water: Average water needs. Though boxwood can show some drought tolerance, excessive dryness causes stress that can lead to pest and disease issues.

Fertilizing: Little needed; one early spring application of a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants is sufficient, unless plant experienced severe winter stress.

Pruning: Sprinter boxwood naturally grows into an appealing globe shape. It may be trimmed if desired – do so after the new growth has emerged but before it hardens off, usually late spring. Remove any winter damaged portions in early spring.

Other considerations: Because it is an evergreen, boxwood can be susceptible to winter damage, with leaves turning bronze, brown, or tan. Minimize any winter damage by keeping the plants covered with a good 2-3″/5-7cm layer of shredded bark mulch. If autumn weather has been dry, water plants by hand up until the ground freezes: winter drought stress is the biggest cause of winter damage on boxwoods.