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Buxus x 'Green Mound'

Green Mound Boxwood

‘Green Mound’ is a cold-hardy hybrid boxwood with a spherical habit. It is often referred to as being in the “Green Series” of boxwood (see ‘Green Velvet’ for more information). It is similar to ‘Green Velvet’ but more rounded in its natural shape. ‘Green Mound’ will bronze slightly in winter especially when exposed to direct sunlight. The bronzed leaves will typically brighten as spring temperatures rise and then be covered as new foliage appears. Deer resistant.

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


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

Additional Information about Buxus x 'Green Mound'

‘Green Mound’ is a cold-hardy hybrid boxwood with a spherical habit. It is often referred to as being in the “Green Series” of boxwood (see ‘Green Velvet’ for more information). It is similar to ‘Green Velvet’ but more rounded in its natural shape. ‘Green Mound’ will bronze slightly in winter especially when exposed to direct sunlight. The bronzed leaves will typically brighten as spring temperatures rise and then be covered as new foliage appears. Deer resistant.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Buxus x 'Green Mound'

‘Green Mound’ should be pruned 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.

‘Green Mound’ is somewhat 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 'Green Mound'

Comments: This is another of the hardy Sheridan Nurseries boxwood from Canada. It is very popular. In many landscapes, it will reach its 15 year size at a moderate speed then very slow growth afterwards.

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

Substitutes: ‘Green Velvet’, Chicagoland Green™, ‘Little Missy’, ‘Justin Brouwers’