Green Velvet is a rounded, full-bodied, slow growing boxwood. It's easy to see how the name for this charming boxwood cultivar came to be. In the spring when the soft, bright green new growth emerges it has a rich velvet appearance. Known to hold its lovely green color through the winter months. A great plant for defining boundaries or using in mixed borders.
We offer Green Velvet 12" to 15" in a 3 gallon container.
Contact with the sap of boxwood may irritate the skin in some people. Fertilize in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. Keep watered during dry summer days until well established. Light pruning to maintain shape. Click on the "About Us" tab to find planting instructions.
The boxwood is a very popular ornamental shrub, being particularly valued for topiary and hedges because of its tolerance of close shearing, small leaves, and scented foliage. This hardy and compact plant offers leaves of dark green above and light or yellowish green beneath and usually lustrous on both sides. It produces creamy yellow flowers, without petals, in small clusters in the spring. The boxwood is an excellent specimen good for hedges, mass planting and formal gardens and is often called the aristocrat of the hedging plants.