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Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

English Boxwood

‘Suffruticosa’ (English) is known for its soft, billowy outline and lush foliage. English boxwood is often referred to as “dwarf boxwood” due to its slow growth rate. However, in an ideal environment, the plant will continue to grow for 75 to 150 years and develop into a very large shrub. As a result, take care to avoid using this plant where it will ultimately be too large for the desired use. English boxwood has a distinct odor. Deer resistant.

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

Saunders Brothers has discontinued growing English Boxwood due to it's susceptibility to boxwood blight.


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

‘Suffruticosa’ (English) is known for its soft, billowy outline and lush foliage. English boxwood is often referred to as “dwarf boxwood” due to its slow growth rate. However, in an ideal environment, the plant will continue to grow for 75 to 150 years and develop into a very large shrub. As a result, take care to avoid using this plant where it will ultimately be too large for the desired use. English boxwood has a distinct odor. Deer resistant.