GREEN VELVET BOXWOOD is an evergreen shrub with small green leaves.  This shrub works well as a stand-alone plant, or it can be installed as a hedge.  Green Velvet Boxwood naturally grows in a globe form.  This slow growing evergreen grows about three feet tall and wide when it is fully mature.  Pruning this plant will help keep new growth in check.  If this evergreen is installed as a stand-alone plant, it should be pruned as a globe.  Hedges work best when pruned in a square form.

One of the best things about Green Velvet Boxwood is that this variety of boxwood resists winter burn quite well.  Most other types of boxwood will succumb to winter burn if they are exposed to freezing temperatures during the winter.  Winter burn causes the leaves of the evergreen to yellow or brownout, and substantial die-back can occur in some plants.  For plants such as boxwood, the die-back can be devastating because the shrub will lose its form.  Once the shape is lost, it can take many years to regrow, or it may never fully recover.

Green Velvet Boxwood

Green Velvet Boxwood

Buxus ‘Green Velvet’

Plant Type- Broad-leaf Evergreen Shrub

Flower Color- None

Foliage Color- Dark Green

Growth Habit- Round

Growth Rate- Moderate

Zone- 5-9

Height- 2′-3′

Spread- 3′

Light- Sun

Details- This compact evergreen shrub is low maintenance.  This boxwood is a moderate growing shrub.  Green Velvet Boxwood requires regular watering during hot and dry periods.

Pruning-  Pruning should be done in the summer for the best results.  Pruning should not be drastic but limited to keeping the plant neat in appearance.

Other Boxwood plant options.

  • African Boxwood
  • Baby Gem Boxwood
  • Baby Jade™ Boxwood
  • Chicagoland Green® Boxwood
  • Dee Runk Boxwood
  • Dwarf English Boxwood
  • Emerald Jewel Boxwood
  • Emerald Knoll® Boxwood
  • Faulkner Boxwood
  • Golden Dream Boxwood
  • Golden Triumph Boxwood
  • Green Beauty Boxwood
  • Green Boarders™ Boxwood
  • Green Gem Boxwood
  • Green Mountain Boxwood
  • Green Tower® Boxwood
  • Japanese Boxwood
  • North Star™ Boxwood
  • Variegated English Boxwood
  • Wedding Ring™ Boxwood
  • Wee Willie® Boxwood
  • Winter Gem Boxwood
  • Wintergreen Boxwood