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Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Nana'

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Nana'

Insularis Boxwood

A low spreading cultivar with lime green new growth in the spring.  A relatively fast growing small cultivar.  This cultivar is very popular in the Northeast.

Slow to medium growth rate; 1"-2"/year

Additional:

Uses - Small specimen, low hedge, foundation plant, edging, parterre or knot garden. Substitutes - ‘Justin Brouwers’, ‘Vardar Valley’ , 'Franklin's Gem', 'Tide Hill'

Insularis Boxwood Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prune lightly in late winter to make a stronger and denser plant.  Unpruned plant may have tendency to open up in center over time.  Shows resistance to boxwood leaf miner.  Avoid afternoon sun.

Exposure:

Part Sun, Shade

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Height:

1 Feet

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Spread:

3 Feet

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Hardiness Zone:

6-8

Characteristics & Attributes for Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Nana'

Attributes
Evergreen
Attractive Foliage
Foliage Color
Green
Best Usage
Hedge
Specimen
Edging
Soil Moisture Preference
Good Drainage
Wildlife
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Boxwood Exposure
Shade (Location has no direct sun)
Part Sun (Location is primarily shaded from late morning to late afternoon)
Boxwood Zone
Zone 6 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature -10 F to 0 F)
Zone 8 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature 10 F to 20 F)
Zone 7 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature 0 F to 10 F)
Boxwood Foliage Color
Green (Foliage is Predominately Green)
Boxwood Best Usage
Specimen Small (1-3 ft high and wide)
Parterre or Knot Garden
Edging (Mature size of 2 ft high and wide or less)
Foundation Plant
Hedge Low (Mature size of 4 ft or less)
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