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Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

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.

  • »  Slow to medium growth rate; 1"-2" per year


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

Additional Information about Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

‘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.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

With minimal to no pruning ‘Elegantissima’ will develop into a slightly pyramidal plant. If a more rounded shape is desired, prune lightly in late winter or early spring. Thinning is recommended either in winter for holiday decorations or in late winter to early spring before new growth appears. This will help sunlight and air penetrate the canopy of the plant which reduces disease incidence.

‘Elegantissima’ is somewhat resistant to boxwood leafminer but very susceptible to boxwood blight. If planted properly, it has few other pest or disease issues. Avoid areas with harsh winter winds.

Interesting Notes about Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

Comments: The color of the foliage on this cultivar makes it a winner. We have seen it planted in full sun but it prefers some shade especially in the afternoon. It can really brighten shaded areas. It is a sempervirens cultivar, so at time of planting it is important to properly elevate the plant and address all drainage issues.

Uses: Small specimen, low hedge, foundation plant, foliage for holiday decorations, containers.

Substitutes: ‘Golden Dream’