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Buxus x 'Glencoe' (Chicagoland Green®)

Chicagoland Green Boxwood

Chicagoland Green will grow slightly wider than tall. It is an excellent cold-hardy cultivar that is extremely uniform in its growth. It is very similar to ‘Green Velvet’.   Chicagoland Green will bronze slightly in winter especially when planted in full sun. Bronzed foliage will typically disappear quickly in spring as temperatures rise. Bronzed foliage will brighten and new growth will begin to appear. Deer resistant.

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


  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:5-8
  • Height:2 Feet
  • Spread:3 Feet

Additional Information about Buxus x 'Glencoe' (Chicagoland Green®)

Chicagoland Green will grow slightly wider than tall. It is an excellent cold-hardy cultivar that is extremely uniform in its growth. It is very similar to ‘Green Velvet’.   Chicagoland Green will bronze slightly in winter especially when planted in full sun. Bronzed foliage will typically disappear quickly in spring as temperatures rise. Bronzed foliage will brighten and new growth will begin to appear. Deer resistant.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Buxus x 'Glencoe' (Chicagoland Green®)

Prune Chicagoland Green lightly in late winter or early spring to maintain desired habit. It may be sheared into edging and other formal applications. Use hand pruners or shears. Thinning is not necessary but, as with any boxwood, will help increase airflow and sunlight penetration into the interior of the plant which reduces the chance of disease.

Chicagoland Green is very susceptible to boxwood leafminer and shows variable results in tolerance and susceptibility to boxwood blight. It has few other pest or disease issues when planted and cared for properly.

Interesting Notes about Buxus x 'Glencoe' (Chicagoland Green®)

Comments: It is a selected hybrid from the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. It is very difficult to distinguish it from ‘Green Velvet’. Its hardiness and durability make it a popular plant.      

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

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