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Buxus sempervirens 'Piney Mountain' PP23869

Piney Mountain Boxwood

Piney Mountain™ is a classic sempervirens cultivar, growing more upright than Buxus sempervirens (American).  Its leaves are remarkably dark green, glossy and very large, particularly when grown in shade.  Deer resistant. 

We added Piney Mountain™ to our selection based on its near complete resistance to boxwood leafminer, as well as its unique deep, dark green foliage.  It stands out in our test blocks.  Plant Piney Mountain™ and you will likely never have to spray this plant for leafminer.  Piney Mountain™ is a chance seedling found in the Charlottesville, VA area.   It is a specimen plant when
properly managed.   

Medium, 2-4 inches per year

Uses: Medium specimen, allée, medium hedge, foundation plant, foliage for holiday decorations

Piney Mountain Boxwood Growing and Maintenance Tips:

If desired, prune Piney Mountain™ lightly in late winter or early spring to maintain desired habit.  Allow the plant to grow taller and more open to lessen issues with boxwood blight.  Thinning in early spring will help increase airflow and sunlight penetration into the interior of the plant which reduces the chance of disease.  Be sure to plant this cultivar in well-drained soil about 2-3” above original soil line.  

Piney Mountain™ is very resistant to boxwood leafminer and shows variable results in tolerance to boxwood blight.     

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Height:

4 Feet

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Spread:

3 Feet

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Hardiness Zone:

5-8

Characteristics & Attributes for Buxus sempervirens 'Piney Mountain'

Attributes
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Compact Size
Foliage Color
Green
Best Usage
Hedge
Specimen
Soil Moisture Preference
Good Drainage
Wildlife
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Medium
Boxwood Exposure
Sun (Location is sunny from late morning to late afternoon)
Part Sun (Location is primarily shaded from late morning to late afternoon)
Shade (Location has no direct sun)
Boxwood Zone
Zone 5 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature -20 F to -10 F)
Zone 6 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature -10 F to 0 F)
Zone 7 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature 0 F to 10 F)
Zone 8 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature 10 F to 20 F)
Boxwood Foliage Color
Green (Foliage is Predominately Green)
Boxwood Best Usage
Foliage for Holiday Decorations
Foundation Plant
Hedge Medium (Mature size of 4 to 8 ft)
Specimen Medium (Mature size of 3-5 ft high and wide)
Allée
Asexual propagation prohibited?
Yes
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