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Buxus x 'Green Velvet'

Green Velvet Boxwood

‘Green Velvet’ has a somewhat rounded habit that is slightly wider than tall. The foliage on this cultivar is a beautiful medium to light-green in spring and slowly transitions to a dark green.

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


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

‘Green Velvet’ has a somewhat rounded habit that is slightly wider than tall. The foliage on this cultivar is a beautiful medium to light-green in spring and slowly transitions to a dark green. It is a cold-hardy hybrid boxwood that was developed in Canada. It is a selected seedling cross between Buxus sempervirens and Buxus sinica var. insularis and part of the “Green Series” of boxwood which include ‘Green Mountain’, ‘Green Mound’, ‘Green Gem’, and ‘Green Velvet’. It is very similar to the cultivar Chicagoland Green. ‘Green Velvet’ will bronze slightly in winter especially when exposed to direct sunlight. Typically, in spring, as temperatures rise, bronzed foliage will brighten and new growth will quickly transform the plant to green. Deer resistant.