Sprinter® Boxwood
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Sprinter® Boxwood

Sprinter® Boxwood

$63
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  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Buxus microphylla 'Bulthouse' USPP 25,896

 

Proven Winners named this boxwood appropriately, as it has shown itself to be one of the fastest growing boxwoods in production today. One gardener claimed it doubled its size in a year! ‘Sprinter’ is a form of ‘Winter Gem’ boxwood. It exhibits attractive evergreen foliage all year (even during the winter), excellent hardiness to zone 5, and has a more upright habit ideal for creating hedges. ‘Sprinter’ reaches a mature size between 2 and 4 feet tall and wide, perfect for a fuss-free foundation planting. Seldom needs pruning except to lightly shape, and performs well in sun and shade. Looks lovely in containers flanking a doorway or planted as a border around a traditional English garden.

    Joseph's Take

    Joseph's Take

    I love Boxwood, most are very slow growing as this one is, so if your willing to be patient it will do what it needs to do with no trimming or any maintenance at all. A little fertilizer in the spring would be good. Boxwood loves cold weather so can grow in many climates and can be used for winter containers. 

    If you are looking to replace boxwoods that have boxwood blight, try either Strongbox or Gembox Inkberry Holly. Both are performing well in the landscape.

    Hardiness Map
    Mature Height: 3'
    Mature Width: 3'
    Flower Season: Spring
    Sun: Full sun to full shade
    Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
    This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
    Temp (F)
    Zone
    Temp (C)
    -20 to -10
    5
    -28.9 to -23.3
    -10 to 0
    6
    -23.3 to -17.8
    0 to 10
    7
    -17.8 to -12.2
    10 to 20
    8
    -12.2 to -6.7
    20 to 30
    9
    -6.7 to -1.1

    If you are looking to replace boxwoods that have boxwood blight, try either Strongbox or Gembox Inkberry Holly. Both are performing well in the landscape.

    J