Plant Reference Guide

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Bacopa Scopia™ Great White Improved

Bacopa Scopia™ Great White Improved

Common Name: Bacopa

Bacopa Scopia™ Great White Improved boasts pure white flowers up to an inch wide on cascading branches. Bacopa makes an excellent "spiller" for mixed containers.


Bacopa Scopia™Gulliver Blue

Bacopa Scopia™Gulliver Blue - PP23835

Bacopa ‘Scopia™Gulliver Blue’ is a compact and tidy plant with blue blooms that are larger than most all other varieties of Bacopa. It blooms from early spring right into summer if not allowed to dry out. Great filler for mixed planters and summer beds.


Bacopa Scopia™Gulliver Pink

Bacopa Scopia™Gulliver Pink

Bacopa ‘Scopia™Gulliver Pink’ is a compact and tidy plant with pink blooms that are larger than most all other varieties of Bacopa. It blooms from early spring right into summer if not allowed to dry out. Great filler for mixed planters and summer beds.


Baptisia Decadence® 'Pink Lemonade'

Baptisia Decadence® 'Pink Lemonade' - PPAF

Common Name: False Indigo

This long-lived perennial has subtle yellow flowers that transform to a soft Pink Lemonade that appear in late spring followed by seed pods that add ornamental interest. Baptisia Decadence® 'Pink Lemonade' has a full, short and compact shaped habit. An easy to grow perennial that needs little maintenance.


Baptisia Decadence® 'Pink Truffles'

Baptisia Decadence® 'Pink Truffles' - PPAF

Common Name: False Indigo

This long-lived perennial has clear pink, pea-like flowers that appear in late spring followed by seed pods that add ornamental interest. Baptisia Decadence® 'Pink Truffles' has a compact and shorter habit than other Baptisia. An easy to grow perennial that needs little maintenance.


Baptisia Decadence® Lemon Meringue

Baptisia Decadence® Lemon Meringue - PP24280

Common Name: False Indigo

Beyond just a yellow cultivar of baptisia, Decadence® Lemon Meringue shows off the lemon yellow flowers above the blue-green foliage on dark grey stems. 


Baptisia Decadence® Sparkling Sapphires

Baptisia Decadence® Sparkling Sapphires - PP27904

Common Name: False Indigo

Absolutely stunning vivid violet blue, blue, blue flowers on a compact form with ornamental seed pods as a bonus, Baptisia Decadence® Sparkling Sapphires blooms from late spring until mid-summer. Deep rooted and long-lived.


Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis

Common Name: False Blue Indigo

This North American native is an early spring bloomer with indigo-blue, pea-shaped flowers covering tall spikes. Deer resistant and very drought tolerant once established.


Baptisia australis 'Purple Smoke'

Baptisia australis 'Purple Smoke'

Common Name: False Blue Indigo or Wild Indigo

The gray-green foliage of this native plant provides an excellent foundation for the stunning, lavender colored, pea-like flowers. Multiple flowers begin to open at base of the spike and continue upwards for 3-4 weeks.


Begonia 'Prelude Pink'

Begonia 'Prelude Pink'

Common Name: Begonia

Masses of pink flowers contrast nicely with the green foliage.


Begonia 'Prelude Scarlet'

Begonia 'Prelude Scarlet'

Common Name: Begonia

Masses of bright red flowers contrast nicely with the green foliage.


Begonia 'Prelude White'

Begonia 'Prelude White'

Common Name: Begonia

Masses of white flowers contrast nicely with the green foliage.


Begonia BIG™ Red with Green Leaf

Begonia BIG™ Red with Green Leaf

Common Name: Begonia

Fresh green foliage and large bright red flowers make a crisp color palette in this outstanding season-long performer. The BIG™ series of wax Begonias are vigorous and thrive in a wide range of conditions including sun or shade. Great for mass planting, landscapes or containers.


Begonia BIG™ Rose with Bronze Leaf'

Begonia BIG™ Rose with Bronze Leaf'

Common Name: Begonia

Elegant bronze foliage and extremely large rose colored petals are a beautiful marriage of color in the Begonia BIG series. It has great vigor and blooms all season in sun or shade.


Begonia Cocktail® Gin®

Begonia Cocktail® Gin®

Common Name: Begonia

Bright rose-pink flowers bloom amid bronze foliage. More sun and rain tolerant than green foliage types.


Begonia Cocktail® Vodka

Begonia Cocktail® Vodka

Common Name: Begonia

Bright scarlet flowers bloom amid bronze foliage. More sun and rain tolerant than green foliage types.


Begonia Cocktail® Whisky®

Begonia Cocktail® Whisky®

Common Name: Begonia

Pure white flowers bloom amid bronze foliage. More sun and rain tolerant than green foliage types.


Berberis thunbergii 'Admiration'

Berberis thunbergii 'Admiration' - PP16921

Common Name: Barberry

Berberis 'Admiration' exhibits a compact, round habit with vibrant reddish-orange foliage with yellow margins. This deciduous, dwarf shrub is suitable for containers or in the landscape.


Berberis thunbergii Sunjoy® Mini Maroon™

Berberis thunbergii Sunjoy® Mini Maroon™ - PPAF

This sterile barberry is not invasive!

Finally, a colorful, care-free barberry that won't make a nuisance of itself: Sunjoy Mini Maroon. It took Dr. Tom Ranney over ten years to develop, but the results were worth it. Sunjoy Mini Maroon barberry offers sumptuously deep purple-red foliage on a dense, nicely shaped mound. It needs no pruning to stay small and lush, and like all barberry, it is highly resistant to damage from deer and rabbits. And it does it all without producing the seeds which have made other varieties so problematic.


Berberis thunbergii WorryFree® Crimson Cutie®

Berberis thunbergii WorryFree® Crimson Cutie® - PPAF

Non-invasive barberry!

Crimson Cutie® represents the first in a series of non-invasive Japanese barberries bred and tested by the University of Connecticut. Living up to its WorryFree® collection name, Crimson Cutie® will not produce nuisance seedlings or spread to unwanted areas.  Approved for sale in New York State by the Department of Environmental Conservation. This replacement for Crimson Pygmy is excellent as an accent or foundation plant in addition to low hedge and border uses. Definitely not a favorite of deer!  PPAF


Berberis thunbergii var atropurpurea Royal Burgundy™

Berberis thunbergii var atropurpurea Royal Burgundy™ - PP9461

Common Name: Japanese Barberry

Royal Burgundy™ offers a rich burgundy foliage maturing to a satiny reddish-black.  Foliage of this variety retains its deep burgundy color and is more resistant to sunburn and scald.   


Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Crimson Pygmy'

Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Crimson Pygmy'

Common Name: Japanese Barberry

Crimson-red foliage makes this plant a real standout. An excellent variety for mass color or specimen planting. A deciduous plant that does best in full sun.


Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow'

Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow'

Common Name: Japanese Barberry

Lovely shrub with mottled red and white leaves. An excellent variety for mass color or specimen planting. A deciduous plant that does best in full sun.


Betula nigra Dura-Heat®

Betula nigra Dura-Heat®

Common Name: River Birch

Fast growing, multi-trunked native. Heat and drought tolerant. Strong disease and insect resistance. Dense canopy of glossy green foliage that turns yellow in the fall. Bark exfoliates early revealing lighter inner bark, extending interest into the winter. Deciduous.


Betula nigra Heritage®

Betula nigra Heritage®

Common Name: Heritage River Birch

Broadly pyramidal with light green foliage. Fast growing, tolerates pH as low as 3, and wet soils. Bark becomes reddish brown and curls into thin sheets.


Bidens ferulifolia Blazing™ Fire

Bidens ferulifolia Blazing™ Fire

Common Name: Bidens

The extra large golden yellow and orange skirted flowers of Bidens 'Blazing™ Fire' have a strong habit and are extremely heat tolerant.


Bidens ferulifolia Goldilocks Rocks™

Bidens ferulifolia Goldilocks Rocks™

Common Name: Bidens

The semi double, golden yellow flowers of Bidens 'Goldilocks Rocks™' take this popular annual to an interesting new place. We were also happy to discover that it splits the difference between the ultra compact varieties and the ultra agressive ones.


Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' - PP22048

Common Name: Blue grama

'Blonde Ambition' is a new distinct variety where the airy flower heads emerge a chartreuse color in mid-summer changing to a blonde color as the flower heads mature. A profuse bloomer and much taller than the species. 


Boxwood Topiary Misc. #1 sempervirens 36-42

Boxwood Topiary Misc. #1 sempervirens 36-42" H


Boxwood Topiary Pyramid #1 Green Mountain 6' H

Boxwood Topiary Pyramid #1 Green Mountain 6' H


Boxwood Topiary Spiral #1 'Fastigiata' 5-6'H

Boxwood Topiary Spiral #1 'Fastigiata' 5-6'H


Boxwood Topiary Spiral #4 'John Baldwin' 42-48

Boxwood Topiary Spiral #4 'John Baldwin' 42-48" H


Boxwood Topiary Spiral #5 'Fastigiata' 6' H

Boxwood Topiary Spiral #5 'Fastigiata' 6' H


Boxwood Topiary Tier #10 'Dee Runk' 5-6' H

Boxwood Topiary Tier #10 'Dee Runk' 5-6' H


Browallia Endless™ Illumination

Browallia Endless™ Illumination - PP18925

Common Name: Browallia

This delightful annual blooms profusely all season long until the first hard frost. Its mounding habit and clear, rich blue flowers make it a winner for beds and containers alike. Endless Illumination makes a solid Impatiens alternative in part shade and offers a color not found in Impatiens.


Brunnera 'Alexander's Great'

Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' - PPAF

Common Name: Brunnera

'Alexander's Great' makes a bold statement in the shade garden with its large, silvery heart-shaped leaves. The blue forget-me-not type flowers are showy against the silvery backdrop of the foliage. 


Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' - PP13859

Common Name: Heart-Leaf Brunnera

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost' has mounding heart -shaped foliage with frosty silver tones and delicate veining. Sprays of light blue forget-me-not-like flowers bloom in spring.


Buddleia 'Miss Pearl'

Buddleia 'Miss Pearl' - PPAF

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

'Miss Pearl' is a compact variety with pure white, fragrant blooms. An abundance of flowers appear summer through fall and attract both butterflies and hummingbirds.


Buddleia 'Miss Violet'

Buddleia 'Miss Violet' - PPAF

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

'Miss Violet' is a prolific bloomer with vibrant, violet-purple flowers from summer into fall. A compact variety that works well in smaller gardens and as a container plant. 


Buddleia 'Prince Charming'

Buddleia 'Prince Charming' - PPAF

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

A new introduction from Walter's Gardens, Buddleia 'Prince Charming' is notable for its unique flower color. We can best describe it as stunning coral pink. It's an eyecatcher!


Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Blue Heaven

Buddleia Flutterby Petite™ Blue Heaven - PP22069

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

Flutterby Petite™  Blue Heaven is a compact variety with a mounding, spreading habit.  The fuzzy, silvery foliage accents the vibrant blue flowers. 


Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.'

Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip Jr.' - PPAF

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

'Blue Chip Jr.' is a smaller version of 'Blue Chip' and is known to be less brittle. Purple-blue sterile flowers from mid-summer to frost that don't require deadheading. 


Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip'

Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip' - PP19991

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

'Blue Chip' delivers all the wonders of the butterfly bush, but with a small form and a spectacular display. 'Blue Chip' will rarely need pruning, as it only reaches 3 feet. Fragrant purplish-blue blooms abound from mid-summer until the first frost.


Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Ice Chip'

Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Ice Chip' - PP24015

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

A dwarf, low-spreading flowering shrub that blooms continuously from summer to frost that is a seedless variety. The silvery-green foliage forms a nice backdrop to the white spiky flowers.  


Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Pink Micro Chip'

Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Pink Micro Chip' - PPAF

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

'Pink Micro Chip' is from the Lo & Behold® series bred for their very dwarf habit and profuse blooming. Pink flowers bloom continuously from early summer to frost and doesn't require deadheading. 


Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Purple Haze'

Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Purple Haze' - PP24514

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

Abundance of fragrant dark purplish-blue flowers from mid-summer to frost.  Unique horizontal branching where the flowers radiate outward and downward like a pinwheel.


Buddleia Pugster® Blue

Buddleia Pugster® Blue - PP28794

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

Full sized flowers on a dwarf plant!

Meet Pugster® Blue - it's a whole new look for butterfly bush. This compact plant reaches just 2'/.6 m tall and wide but has the large, full flowers normally seen on a much larger plant. It blooms non-stop from early summer through frost with true-blue flowers, each with a tiny yellow-orange eye in the center. Thanks to thick, sturdy stems, the Pugster® series offers vastly improved hardiness and winter survival over other types of dwarf butterfly bush.

Top three reasons to grow Pugster Blue butterfly bush:
1. Appealing true-blue flowers add hard-to-find color to any type of garden or landscape.
2. It produces full-sized flowers on a compact, dwarf frame.
3. Thick, sturdy stems ensure better winter hardiness in zone 5 than other dwarf butterfly bush.


Buddleia Pugster® Periwinkle

Buddleia Pugster® Periwinkle

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

Big flowers on a small plant!

Pugster® Periwinkle is a whole new look for butterfly bush - it offers a small, sturdy frame with flowers the size you'd find on much larger plants. Each bloom is a full, dense cluster of soft purple blooms, emitting a honey-sweet fragrance and treating bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to a tasty snack. Like all Proven Winners butterfly bushes, it blooms all summer without deadheading. Because of their thick, strong stems, Pugster butterfly bushes have better hardiness and winter survival in zone 5 than other dwarf varieties.

Top three reasons to grow Pugster Periwinkle® butterfly bush:
1. Large, full-sized purple flowers on a dwarf plant.
2. Thicker stems ensure better winter survival than other small butterfly bushes.
3. Blooms continuously without deadheading.


Buddleia Pugster® Pink

Buddleia Pugster® Pink

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

A whole new look for butterfly bush! What makes a space-saving dwarf butterfly bush even better? Full sized flowers! Pugster® butterfly bushes are the first to offer large, dense blooms on a small frame for maximum impact in the landscape. Continuous blooming habit means that you'll enjoy the taffy-pink flowers of Pugster® Pink from summer through frost without deadheading. Perhaps best of all, the thick, heavy stems of Pugster butterfly bushes ensure better hardiness and winter survival in cold areas than other dwarf butterfly bushes.

Top three reasons to grow Pugster Pink butterfly bush:

1. Candy pink flowers are large size, even though the plant is compact.

2. Blooms all summer without deadheading - low maintenance!

3. Thick stems mean better winter survival, even in USDA zone 5


Buddleia Pugster® White

Buddleia Pugster® White

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

Big flowers on a small plant!

Pugster® White gives butterfly bush a whole new look: - its small, sturdy frame bears large flowers the size you'd find on much taller plants. Each bloom is a full, dense cluster of crisp white blooms, emitting a honey-sweet fragrance and treating bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to a tasty snack. Like all Proven Winners butterfly bushes, it blooms all summer without deadheading. Because of their thick, strong stems, Pugster® butterfly bushes have better hardiness and winter survival in zone 5 than other dwarf varieties.

Top three reasons to grow Pugster White butterfly bush: 

1. Large, full-sized white blooms shine on summer nights.

2. Thicker stems ensure better winter survival than other small butterfly bushes.

3. Blooms continuously without deadheading.


Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'

Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

Deep-violet flowers are held on 6-8" panicles in summer. The showy, fragrant flowers attract butterflies. Remove spent blooms to encourage additional bloom production. Deciduous.


Buddleia x 'Miss Molly'

Buddleia x 'Miss Molly' - PP23425

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

'Miss Molly' is a compact variety with rich Sangria-red flowers, which may be more pronounced in the South.  Fragrant flowers are abundant and attract both butterflies and hummingbirds.


Buddleia x 'Miss Ruby'

Buddleia x 'Miss Ruby' - PP19950

Common Name: Butterfly Bush

Vivid, pink blooms, silver-grey foliage and compact growth habit makes this buddleia a great addition in the perennial or shrub border. 


Bulbine frutescens

Bulbine frutescens

Common Name: Bulbine

Bulbine frutescens is a succulent plant whose Aloe-like foliage appears lush even in the absence of blooms. Yellow and orange flowers contrast beautifully with the foliage.


Buxus microphylla 'Little Missy'

Buxus microphylla 'Little Missy' - PP24703

Little Missy is a compact mounding to rounded cultivar. It is extremely cold hardy and sun tolerant.


Buxus harlandii

Buxus harlandii

Harlandii is vase shaped grower with unique foliage that is long and slender. Leaves are approximately 1½” long and 3/8” wide. With a habit that is slightly taller than wide, harlandii will tend to create a nearly drooping habit where foliage goes up and over. Deer resistant.


Buxus harlandii 'Richard'

Buxus harlandii 'Richard'

‘Richard’ has unique rounded foliage with an indentation at the tip almost creates a heart shaped leaf. At first glance, it’s unusual shaped foliage and glossy texture make ‘Richard’ easily mistaken as a non-boxwood. The plant’s habit is very vase shaped and slightly wider than tall. It is part of the harlandii family of boxwood that are thought to have come from southeast Asia or China. Deer resistant.  


Buxus microphylla 'Golden Dream'

Buxus microphylla 'Golden Dream' - PP16052

Common Name: Golden Dream Boxwood

‘Golden Dream’ has a beautiful rounded and compact habit. The foliage is edged with heavy golden variegation. From a distance, the variegation makes the entire plant nearly a lime-green color. Deer resistant.


Buxus microphylla 'Grace Hendrick Phillips'

Buxus microphylla 'Grace Hendrick Phillips'

Common Name: Grace Hendrick Phillips Boxwood

‘Grace Hendrick Phillips’ mounds and spreads very much like some of the dwarf Japanese hollies. The growth rate is slow enough that it does not outgrow the landscape but fast enough to be used as a primary plant in many landscapes. Be patient in the spring, as new growth appears slightly later than most boxwood. New foliage is light green and matures to a darker green. Deer resistant.


Buxus microphylla 'Green Pillow'

Buxus microphylla 'Green Pillow'

Common Name: Green Pillow Boxwood

‘Green Pillow’ is known for its naturally dense, compact, oval habit. Its foliage is lime-green and its shape is larger but very much resembles ‘Morris Dwarf’ and ‘Morris Midget’. In winter sun this cultivar will bronze; however, bronzing or foliage burn will quickly disappear when new growth appears in spring. It is very common to see sports on this plant and they should be removed. Deer resistant.


Buxus microphylla 'John Baldwin'

Buxus microphylla 'John Baldwin'

Common Name: John Baldwin Boxwood

‘John Baldwin’ is grown for its true, broad, conical habit. Foliage is fine-textured and leaves are relatively small compared to many boxwood. New foliage has a blue tint which will slowly fade to a blue-green. Use this cultivar as an alternative to ‘Green Mountain’ when a true conical shape with minimal pruning is desired. Also, use it as an excellent substitute for conical Japanese hollies in sun or shade. Deer resistant.


Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Green Beauty'

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Green Beauty'

Common Name: Green Beauty Boxwood

'Green Beauty’ is an excellent medium-sized cultivar that has deep green glossy foliage with little winter bronzing. It has a naturally rounded habit that will typically be slightly wider than tall. Its branching structure makes for a very strong plant that can withstand breakage from most moderate to heavy snowfalls. It is very durable and recovers quickly if a limb is broken or if radical pruning is necessary. Deer resistant.


Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Jim Stauffer'

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Jim Stauffer'

Common Name: Jim Stauffer Boxwood

‘Jim Stauffer’ is an excellent foundation plant that is slightly more vigorous than some cultivars, yet can be maintained in a formal shape. It grows in a comparable height-to-width ratio. It also responds very well to pruning or shearing. It has proven to be more cold-hardy than other Buxus microphylla. ‘Jim Stauffer’ can be used as a great substitute for Buxus sempervirens (American) when a plant of similar shape is desired but with smaller ultimate size. Deer resistant.


Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Dwarf'

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Dwarf'

Common Name: Morris Dwarf Boxwood

‘Morris Dwarf’ is an excellent performing cultivar that is very compact. In winter sun, it will bronze; however, in spring new growth will quickly cover the bronzing. It is outstanding for edging formal beds or in parterre gardens and is very low maintenance. It responds well either pruned or left unpruned and is slightly larger than ‘Morris Midget’. Occasional sports occur on this plant and they should be removed. Deer resistant.


Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Midget'

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Midget'

Common Name: Morris Midget Boxwood

'Morris Midget' is a small dwarf cultivar. It is very compact. In full winter sun, some bronzing will occur but new spring growth will cover the bronzing. The growth rate of this cultivar makes it an appealing plant where space is limited. It responds well to pruning or can be left unpruned. It is slightly smaller than 'Morris Dwarf.' It is also deer Resistant.


Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Winter Gem'

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Winter Gem'

Common Name: Winter Gem Boxwood

‘Winter Gem’ is a round-shaped cultivar that is relatively vigorous. It tolerates a wide range of sites and uses. New foliage emerges a lime-green color and transitions to a deep, glossy green. It has a tendency to bronze when exposed to direct winter sun but the bronzing will quickly disappear in spring as temperatures rise and as new growth emerges. ‘Winter Gem’ is very similar to the cultivars ‘Wintergreen’ or ‘Faulkner’.   Deer resistant.


Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Wintergreen'

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Wintergreen'

Common Name: Wintergreen Boxwood

‘Wintergreen’ is a vigorous, winter-hardy cultivar that is ideal when a medium to large foundation plant is desired. It is great for use in medium-sized hedges and is very tolerant of pruning or shearing. It has a tendency to bronze when exposed to direct winter sun but the bronzing will quickly disappear as temperatures rise in spring and as new growth emerges. It is very similar to ‘Winter Gem’ and ‘Faulkner’. Deer resistant.


Buxus sempervirens

Buxus sempervirens

Common Name: American Boxwood

American boxwood is a classic, large-growing upright rounded boxwood. In an ideal environment, the plant will continue to grow for 75 to 150 years and develop into a massive shrub (sometimes as large as 15 ft. tall and wide or more). It has excellent dark green winter foliage and cuttings are a favorite for holiday decorations. Be especially careful to plant this cultivar in areas with good drainage. Deer resistant.


Buxus sempervirens 'Buddy'

Buxus sempervirens 'Buddy'

Common Name: Buddy Boxwood

'Buddy' has beautiful, dark green, large leaves. Its rounded habit is slightly wider than tall. The habit and overall look of the plant is very similar to 'Green Velvet.' 'Buddy' was added to our boxwood production because of its high resistance to boxwood leafminer while looking nearly identical to 'Green Velvet.'


Buxus sempervirens 'Dee Runk'

Buxus sempervirens 'Dee Runk'

Common Name: Dee Runk Boxwood

‘Dee Runk’ is an excellent upright cultivar with a naturally vertical habit. With some pruning, it can be a tight conical shape. It will develop a broader columnar habit with little to no pruning. Use as an excellent choice for narrow hedges or accenting a door or corner. Deer resistant.


Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

Common Name: Elegantissima Boxwood

‘Elegantissima’ will add color to the landscape with its green leaves accented with creamy-white edges. Its creamy variegation differs from many of the white margined cultivars. Use the foliage in holiday decorations. Avoid poorly drained soils. Deer resistant.


Buxus sempervirens 'Fastigiata'

Buxus sempervirens 'Fastigiata'

Common Name: Fastigiata Boxwood

‘Fastigiata’ is an outstanding upright cultivar. The foliage is rich green with a hint of blue. Its true habit is upright. Depending on the gardener’s preferences, this boxwood can either be trained into a narrow column, a conical shape or, with minimal pruning, it can be a broader columnar shape. It is an excellent choice for narrow hedges or accenting a door or corner. Deer resistant.


Buxus sempervirens 'Jensen'

Buxus sempervirens 'Jensen'

Common Name: Jensen Boxwood

‘Jensen’ is a rounded cultivar that closely resembles Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ (English). It has bluish-green new growth in the spring that turns to a deep green by mid to late summer. Foliage is slightly larger than English.   It thrives in dappled shade and soils with good drainage. Deer resistant.


Buxus sempervirens 'Justin Brouwers'

Buxus sempervirens 'Justin Brouwers'

Common Name: Justin Brouwers Boxwood

‘Justin Brouwers’ is a compact, mounding to rounded cultivar. It is extremely versatile. It can be used in applications where it is pruned or in gardens with minimal to no pruning. Foliage is a spectacular deep-green color even in winter. It holds its foliage deep into the interior of the plant. Deer resistant.


Buxus sempervirens 'Rotundifolia'

Buxus sempervirens 'Rotundifolia'

Common Name: Rotundifolia Boxwood

An upright rounded habit with distinctive leaves that are nearly round, 1" long x 1/2" wide with rounded tip. Foliage is dark green. Use as hedge or accent plant. Rapid grower.


Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Common Name: English Boxwood

‘Suffruticosa’ (English) is known for its soft, billowy outline and lush foliage. English boxwood is often referred to as “dwarf boxwood” due to its slow growth rate. However, in an ideal environment, the plant will continue to grow for 75 to 150 years and develop into a very large shrub. As a result, take care to avoid using this plant where it will ultimately be too large for the desired use. English boxwood has a distinct odor. Deer resistant.


Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley'

Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley'

Common Name: Vardar Valley Boxwood

‘Vardar Valley’ is very appealing due to its distinctive powdery blue new foliage in the spring combined with excellent winter hardiness. It matures into a broad, mounding plant. Spring blue foliage will fade to a deep green in summer. ‘Vardar Valley’ holds the deep green color through the winter. Avoid planting in areas where drainage is poor. Deer resistant.


Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Franklin's Gem'

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Franklin's Gem'

Common Name: Franklin's Gem Boxwood

‘Franklin’s Gem’ is a low spreading cultivar with lime green new growth in the spring. New growth will slowly transition to an olive-green. It is very similar to the cultivars insularis ‘Nana’ and ‘Tide Hill’. Deer resistant.


Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Nana'

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Nana'

Common Name: Insularis Boxwood

Insularis ‘Nana’ is a low spreading cultivar with lime green new growth in the spring. New growth will slowly fade to a light green. Although considered a smaller cultivar, it is a somewhat fast grower. It is very similar to the cultivars ‘Franklin’s Gem’ and ‘Tide Hill’. Deer resistant.


Buxus x 'Glencoe' (Chicagoland Green®)

Buxus x 'Glencoe' (Chicagoland Green®)

Common Name: Chicagoland Green Boxwood

Chicagoland Green will grow slightly wider than tall. It is an excellent cold-hardy cultivar that is extremely uniform in its growth. It is very similar to ‘Green Velvet’.   Chicagoland Green will bronze slightly in winter especially when planted in full sun. Bronzed foliage will typically disappear quickly in spring as temperatures rise. Bronzed foliage will brighten and new growth will begin to appear. Deer resistant.


Buxus x 'Green Gem'

Buxus x 'Green Gem'

Common Name: Green Gem Boxwood

'Green Gem’ is a cold-hardy hybrid boxwood with a spherical habit. It is often referred to as being in the “Green Series” of boxwood (see ‘Green Velvet’ for more information). It is very similar in shape to ‘Green Mound’ but slightly smaller. To minimize bronzing, avoid planting in areas of direct winter sun. Deer resistant.


Buxus x 'Green Mound'

Buxus x 'Green Mound'

Common Name: Green Mound Boxwood

‘Green Mound’ is a cold-hardy hybrid boxwood with a spherical habit. It is often referred to as being in the “Green Series” of boxwood (see ‘Green Velvet’ for more information). It is similar to ‘Green Velvet’ but more rounded in its natural shape. ‘Green Mound’ will bronze slightly in winter especially when exposed to direct sunlight. The bronzed leaves will typically brighten as spring temperatures rise and then be covered as new foliage appears. Deer resistant.


Buxus x 'Green Mountain'

Buxus x 'Green Mountain'

Common Name: Green Mountain Boxwood

‘Green Mountain’ is a cold-hardy rounded conical shaped hybrid boxwood. It is often referred to as being in the “Green Series” of boxwood (see ‘Green Velvet’ for more information). ‘Green Mountain’ will bronze slightly in winter especially when exposed to direct sunlight but bronzing will quickly fade as new spring foliage begins to emerge. Deer resistant.


Buxus x 'Green Velvet'

Buxus x 'Green Velvet'

Common Name: Green Velvet Boxwood

‘Green Velvet’ has a somewhat rounded habit that is slightly wider than tall. The foliage on this cultivar is a beautiful medium to light-green in spring and slowly transitions to a dark green.

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