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Buxus sempervirens 'Piney Mountain'

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


  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:5-8
  • Height:4 Feet
  • Spread:3 Feet

Additional Information about Buxus sempervirens 'Piney Mountain'

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.   

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Buxus sempervirens 'Piney Mountain'

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.     

Interesting Notes about Buxus sempervirens 'Piney Mountain'

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