Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Wintergreen'
The Wintergreen Boxwood has small oval leaves that do well with or without pruning. The new growth appears a lighter shade of green, then transitions to a full dark color. This boxwood does not prefer harsh winter wind, so consider a more sheltered area in colder climates. Late winter and early spring are ideal times for pruning to maintain your desired shape. This boxwood is a considered a medium to large plant addition with a fast growth rate of 4 to 6 inches per year.