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Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley'

Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley'

Vardar Valley Boxwood

Distinctive blue foliage in the spring combined with excellent winter hardiness make this broad, mounding cultivar very appealing. More resistant to leaf miner than most boxwood cultivars. Extremely popular in test gardens and landscapes.

Slow to medium growth rate; 1"-3"/year

Additional:

Uses - Small specimen, low hedge, foundation plant, foliage for holiday decorations. Substitutes - 'Green Velvet', 'Glencoe', insularis 'Nana'

Vardar Valley Boxwood Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prune juvenile plants as needed in late winter to maintain desired shape & density; becomes a handsome plant as it matures. Shows resistance to boxwood leaf miner. Avoid soils with poor drainage.  Some shade preferred but not required.

Exposure:

Sun, Part Sun, Shade

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Height:

1 Feet

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Spread:

3 Feet

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Hardiness Zone:

5-8

Characteristics & Attributes for Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley'

Attributes
Evergreen
Attractive Foliage
Foliage Color
Green
Blue
Best Usage
Hedge
Specimen
Soil Moisture Preference
Good Drainage
Wildlife
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Boxwood Exposure
Part Sun (Location is primarily shaded from late morning to late afternoon)
Sun (Location is sunny from late morning to late afternoon)
Shade (Location has no direct sun)
Boxwood Zone
Zone 5 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature -20 F to -10 F)
Zone 8 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature 10 F to 20 F)
Zone 7 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature 0 F to 10 F)
Zone 6 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature -10 F to 0 F)
Boxwood Foliage Color
Blue (New foliage is blue and matures to green)
Green (Foliage is Predominately Green)
Boxwood Best Usage
Specimen Small (1-3 ft high and wide)
Foliage for Holiday Decorations
Foundation Plant
Hedge Low (Mature size of 4 ft or less)
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