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Buxus sempervirens 'Buddy'

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.'

  • »  Medium growth rate; 2-3 inches per year


  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:6-8
  • Height:2 Feet
  • Spread:3 Feet

Additional Information about Buxus sempervirens 'Buddy'

'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.'

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Buxus sempervirens 'Buddy'

'Buddy' should be lightly pruned with hand pruners or shears in late winter or early spring to maintain desired shape. Thinning is not necessary but as with all boxwood, it will increase airflow and decrease disease incidence.

'Buddy' is very resistant to boxwood leafminer and shows variable results in tolerance and susceptibility to boxwood blight. 'Buddy' has few other pest or disease issues when planted and cared for properly.

Interesting Notes about Buxus sempervirens 'Buddy'

Comments: ‘Buddy’ was added to our boxwood production because of its high resistance to boxwood leafminer while looking nearly identical to ‘Green Velvet’.  

Uses: Small specimen, low hedge, foundation plant, edging, parterre or knot garden

Substitutes: ‘Green Velvet’, Chicagoland Green, ‘Green Mound’, ‘Green Gem’, ‘Little Missy’