BOXWOOD GREEN VELVET
Boxwood 'Green Velvet'
‘Green Velvet’ is a broad-mounded, compact form (B. sempervirens x B. microphylla var. koreana) of boxwood that will mature to 2-3’ tall and as wide. Glossy, dark green leaves are evergreen. A cold-hardy hybrid boxwood that is slightly wider than tall and will tolerate very cold winters without burning.
Mulching boxwood shrubs is essential to their growth. Their roots grow very shallow so they require protection from the heat. An inch layer of organic mulch is ideal starting at the trunk of the shrub and working your way out about a foot or so all the way around. Boxwood shrubs need a well-drained soil or their roots will rot. They can be planted in full sun but thrive in a partially shaded area.