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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.


  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:7-9
  • Height:2 ft
  • Spread:2 Inches

Flower Color
Yellow
Foliage Color
Green
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Good Drainage
Wildlife
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Growth Rate
Medium
Slow
Asexual propagation prohibited?
No
Additional Information about 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.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Buxus harlandii

Harlandii should be planted in a protected location in the landscape due to its hardiness of Zone 7. In unprotected areas, it will likely receive winter cold damage. It is one of the first boxwood to flush in spring, thus it is more prone to spring frost damage. Harlandii requires little to no pruning. 

Harlandii is very resistant to boxwood leafminer and very tolerant to boxwood blight. It has very few other disease or pest issues.

Interesting Notes about Buxus harlandii

Comments: We chose to grow harlandii due to its unique foliage, as well as the demand we have received from customers in warmer regions of the Mid-Atlantic. The harlandii family of boxwood is being used in many tests, breeding programs, and experiments due to its excellent tolerance to boxwood blight.

Uses: Small to medium specimen, low hedge, foundation plant

Substitutes: ‘Richard’