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Buxus sempervirens 'Variegata'

Also called Variegata Boxwood


More About Buxus sempervirens 'Variegata'

  • Insignificant, green-yellow-cream flowers are fragrant
  • Glossy, medium green leaves have irregular, creamy-white margins
  • Upright, rounded habit
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Zone:

6

Height:

125-150 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

Green
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Variegated English Boxwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow best in a cool, moist site and mid-afternoon shade. These boxwoods tolerate full sun to partial shade, dry to drought conditions, and a range of soil types. They can be pruned any time of the year and can be used for topiary, hedging and stand-alone specimens. Young plants benefit from winter protection (burlap wrap) in an exposed location. Damage or stem breakage may occur in the winter from ice and snow accumulation.


Buxus sempervirens 'Variegata' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Rounded
Upright

Foliage Color

White
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Specimen
Hedge
Foundation planting
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Buxus sempervirens 'Variegata'

Buxus microphylla 'Golden Triumph'

Buxus microphylla 'Golden Triumph'

Golden Triumph Boxwood