Green Velvet Boxwood

Green Velvet Boxwood is an evergreen shrub with small green leaves.  This shrub works well as a stand alone plant or it can be installed as a hedge.  Green Velvet Boxwood naturally grows in a globe form.  This evergreen grows about three feet tall and wide when it is fully mature.  Pruning this plant will help keep new growth in check.  If this evergreen is installed as a stand alone plant, it should be pruned as a globe.  Hedges work best when pruned in a square form.  One of the best things about Green Velvet Boxwood is that this variety of boxwood resists winter burn quite well.  Most other varieties of boxwood will succumb to winter burn if there are extreme cold temperatures during the winter.  Winter burn causes the leaves of the evergreen to yellow or brown out and substantial die back can occur in some plants.  For plants such as boxwood, the die back can be devastating because the plant will lose its form.  Once the form is lost, it can take many years to regrow or it may never fully recover.

Green Velvet Boxwood

Green Velvet Boxwood

Buxus ‘Green Velvet’

Plant Details

Flower Color- None

Foliage Color- Dark Green

Zone- 5-9

Height- 2′-3′

Spread- 3′

Light- Sun

Details- This compact evergreen shrub is low maintenance.  This is a moderate growing shrub.  Green Velvet Boxwood requires regular watering durning hot and dry periods.

Pruning-  Pruning should be done in the summer for the best results.  Pruning should not be drastic, but limited to keeping the plant neat in appearance.

Other Boxwood plant options.

  • African Boxwood
  • Chicagoland Green™ Boxwood
  • Dwarf English Boxwood
  • Faulkner Boxwood
  • Golden Triumph Boxwood
  • Green Beauty Boxwood
  • Green Gem Boxwood
  • Green Mountain Boxwood
  • Green Tower® Boxwood
  • North Star™ Boxwood
  • Variegated English Boxwood
  • Wedding Ring™ Boxwood
  • Wee Willie® Boxwood
  • Winter Gem Boxwood