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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

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’

Buddy Boxwood Growing and Maintenance Tips:

'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.

Exposure:

Sun, Part Sun, Shade

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Height:

2 Feet

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Spread:

3 Feet

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Hardiness Zone:

6-8

Characteristics & Attributes for Buxus sempervirens 'Buddy'

Attributes
Evergreen
Attractive Foliage
Foliage Color
Green
Blue
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 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
Parterre or Knot Garden
Edging (Mature size of 2 ft high and wide or less)
Foundation Plant
Hedge Low (Mature size of 4 ft or less)
Specimen Small (1-3 ft high and wide)
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