Old English Boxwood

Old English Boxwood

Regular price $15.00 Sale

Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Old English is a truly dwarf boxwood. It was sent to the US by the English, who called it a Dutch boxwood. Taxonomists called it 'edging' boxwood because it grows slowly, less than an inch a year, and stays small.

In fact, in some formal estate gardens, there are plants well over 100 years old that stand at only 3' high. Prune, if you must, in late winter; in our Zone 7b, that would be in February.                                                    

* Deer Resistant *

Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, North Carolina (336) 857-2131
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub
Foilage Type Broadleaf Evergreen
Height 2' - 3'
Spread 2' - 4'
Shape Globe
Primary Foilage Color Dark Green
Seasonal Foilage Color Green, orange cast
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Insignificant
Berries N/A
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Very Slow (prices reflects the time & care they are given)
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Average: Ensure Planting Area Provides Adequate Drainage