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Types of Boxwood Shrubs

Common or American Boxwood ~ (Buxus Sempervirens)
Common or American Boxwood ~ (Buxus Sempervirens)

According to a recent survey of 4,000 landscape professionals, boxwood (Buxus) is the most popular shrub in America.And yet, about a decade ago it was nearly impossible to find boxwoods at home-improvement stores.

Hybrid Boxwood ~ (Buxus Hybrids)
Hybrid Boxwood ~ (Buxus Hybrids)

Boxwood hybrids Boxwoods are excellent, low-growing, evergreen shrubs with dark green, finely textured leaves. Boxwoods can be used as hedges, rounded specimens and neatly compact background plants in any landscape.

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Japanese Boxwood
Japanese Boxwood

Japanese Boxwoods and Common Boxwoods are popular hedge plants. So what sets these two shrubs apart? Weather Tolerance. Japanese Boxwood (Buxus Microphylla var. Japonica) can cope with heavy frosts and is also able to take full sun.

Japanese Boxwood ~ (Buxus Microphylla var
Japanese Boxwood ~ (Buxus Microphylla var

Japanese Boxwoods and Common Boxwoods are popular hedge plants. So what sets these two shrubs apart? Weather Tolerance. Japanese Boxwood (Buxus Microphylla var. Japonica) can cope with heavy frosts and is also able to take full sun.

Korean Boxwood ~ (Buxus Sinica var Insularis)
Korean Boxwood ~ (Buxus Sinica var Insularis)

Buxus sinica (microph.) insularis DWF. KOREAN BOXWOOD EG (z5) (Bon,Fra) Among the hardiest of boxwoods, this dwarf shrub (2'to 2 1/2') has a spreading habit and small dark-green leaves.

Small-Leaved Boxwood ~ (Buxus Microphylla)
Small-Leaved Boxwood ~ (Buxus Microphylla)

Landscape Shrubs Littleleaf Boxwood (Buxus microphylla) Most of the landscapes in Arkansas focus on using hollies (Ilex) as the primary broadleaf evergreen but gardeners may want to take a look at boxwoods (Buxus) as an alternative.

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