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Buxus microphylla x 'NSBBL'

Boxwood - Neatball® Littleleaf

It's not unusual for boxwood to naturally grow with tidy, dense, globe-like habits, and Neatball boxwood (Buxus microphylla) does that and more - it holds the deep green of its evergreen foliage all through winter without bronzing or browning. Neatball boxwood is an improved version of the classic 'Green Velvet'.

Key Plant Details

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Planting Zones:

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy

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Light Requirement:

Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun, Sun

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Moisture:

Average

Plant Characteristics

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Mature Size:

2-3 feet in height, 2-3 foot spread

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Annual Growth Rate:

Fast

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Flower Color:

Yellow

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Bloom Time:

Grown for Foliage

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Shop By Use:

Deer Resistant, Winter Interest

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

Boxwood is one of the most shade tolerant and deer resistant shrubs. Minimize winter damage by providing late season irrigation if weather is dry, and installing a layer of mulch. This is especially recommended for plants spending winter in containers.

Care Tips - Pruning:

Boxwood does not typically require pruning, but if plants are being used for clipped hedging or topiary, do so in late spring or early summer, after the new growth has emerged. Avoid cutting into thick stems.

Care Tips - Soil:

Boxwood prefers neutral to alkaline soil; well-drained soils are a must. Benefits greatly from a 1" layer of mulch. Avoid compacted sites.

Care Tips - Uses:

Hedges; borders; foundation plantings.

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones

4-9