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Buxus microphylla

Boxwood - Sprinter®

The glossy evergreen foliage of the Sprinter Boxwood is an attractive green color year-round, has excellent hardiness and is deer resistant. The Sprinter's more upright habit makes it great for hedging. Faster growth means it will fill in more quickly than other varieties. Use it for edging or a low hedge in formal gardens. This boxwood selection is also salt tolerant.

Our plants come with extra large and fibrous root systems, ready to plant and flourish!

Key Plant Details


Planting Zones:

5, 6, 7, 8


Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy


Light Requirement:

Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun, Sun




Plant Characteristics


Mature Size:

3-4 feet in height, 3-4 foot spread


Annual Growth Rate:



Flower Color:



Bloom Time:

Grown for Foliage, Spring


Shop By Use:

Deer Resistant

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