Compact Hybrid Shapes Beautifully and Stays Green Through the Winter!

Green Velvet Boxwood

1-Quart
Item # 48724
$14.95
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Stays Green Through Toughest Winters!

Shape Beautiful, Compact Evergreen to Any Desired Form!

A wonderful hybrid, 'Green Velvet' Buxus?combines the?hardiness and compact growth habit?of Korean Boxwood with the deep green leaf color of English Boxwood. The result is a healthy, durable?Evergreen that?keeps its deep?green foliage?throughout the harshest of winters. The small, oval leaves are lustrous and can add a?bronze tinge in the late?winter.?

'Green Velvet' is exceptionally versatile, too. Featuring a very low, rounded and full-bodied habit, it can be sheared and shaped?easily into any gorgeous form.?From topiary to low hedge, this?Evergreen, developed in Ontario,?is up to the challenge.?

Highly adaptable to a wide?range of soil conditions, 'Green Velvet'?is popular as foundation, border, low hedge, specimen, accent, container or formal garden planting.?Thriving in full sun and partial sun,?its growth rate is less than 1?foot per year.

?Tolerant of a wide range of soils as long as they are not?wet or salty, 'Green Velvet' produces clusters of pale green to cream flowers in its foliage.?An alkaloid repels deer and other wildlife. Zones 5-9.

Genus
Buxus
Variety
'Green Velvet'
Zone
5 - 9
Habit
Compact
Plant Height
12 in - 24 in
Plant Width
24 in
Additional Characteristics
Easy Care Plants, Evergreen
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Moisture Requirements
Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy
Uses
Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental
Restrictions
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?

Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).