Wintergreen Boxwood
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Wintergreen Boxwood

Wintergreen Boxwood

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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.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 4'
Mature Width: 4'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: full sun to part shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 to 8
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-20 to -10
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7