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Green Mountain Boxwood


SKU: EVGR161G1P

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Bloom color - Greenish-cream

Bloom Time: April to May

Height - 3-5 ft

Width - 2-3 ft

Hardiness zone- 5-9

Full sun to part shade

Evergreen

'Green Mountain' is a dense, upright, evergreen boxwood that typically grows to 2-3' tall over the first 10 years. This is a slow-growing hybrid shrub that may eventually mature to as much as 5-7' tall. It was introduced by Sheridan Nurseries of Oakville, Ontario, Canada in the mid-1960s as part of the Sheridan Series. Parents are thought to be B. sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' (female) and B. sinica var. insularis (male). Smooth-margined, narrow-elliptic leaves (to 3/4" long) are glossy dark green. Foliage may acquire bronze tones in winter. Small, somewhat inconspicuous, apetulous, greenish-cream flowers in terminal and axillary clusters bloom in April and May. Genus name comes from an old Latin name. Common name of boxwood is in reference to the prior use of the wood to make boxes. Another theory on common name is that the name is in reference to young plant stems which are quadrangular (square box cross section).

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring. We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture."

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