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Buxus x 'Glencoe' (Chicagoland Green®)

Chicagoland Green Boxwood

Saunders Brothers has discontinued growing this variety in favor of better performing boxwood. Please see additional information for recommended substitutes.

A selected hybrid from the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois. An excellent cold-hardy cultivar. Extremely uniform in its growth. Similar to 'Green Velvet'. Responds well to pruning.

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

  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:4-8
  • Tall:2 Feet
  • Wide:2-3 Feet

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

Recommended Substitutes: 'Green Velvet', 'Buddy', 'Green Mound', 'Green Gem', 'Little Missy'

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’