Boxwood

A Family Tradition

Boxwood have been part of the family tradition at Saunders Brothers for over 60 years. What started as one boy's 4-H project evolved into the foundation of our wholesale nursery. Today we supply hundreds of garden centers and landscapers with a large selection of both container and field grown boxwood.

At Saunders Brothers, we are constantly evaluating boxwood.  There are hundreds of varieties and cultivars of boxwood available in the market today.  Saunders Brothers is working to trial and evaluate these through years of experience and through the National Boxwood Trials.  Countless efforts are being made to offer the industry the best selections for landscape use.  Evaluations include the aesthetic appeal, grower friendliness, and landscape performance.  As coordinators of the National Boxwood Trials, data is being reported on how boxwood are performing at Trial sites around the eastern United States and abroad in order to predict which new cultivars will be considered "the best of the best."

Boxwood:

  • are deer resistant
  • are easy to maintain, most require little pruning
  • are versatile, many grow in both shade and sun
  • are long lived, they offer permanence in the landscape
  • fill multiple design needs with many shapes, sizes, and growth rates
  • are drought tolerant

Why Boxwood?

Modern-day gardeners are rediscovering boxwood, the backbone of many landscapes and formal gardens for centuries. They are evergreen, drought tolerant and deer resistant. They add instant elegance to any landscape. Over the years, boxwood have fallen in and out of favor, but with increased deer browsing, water restrictions in our cities and suburbs, and the discovery of numerous new cultivars, boxwood are once again gaining popularity. 

Take a few minutes to see the varieties available ranging from upright accents to dwarf edging plants.  This wide range of shapes and sizes means that gardeners can find one to fit almost every need.  When combined with other herbaceous and woody plants, boxwood instantly add timeless elegance to any garden.

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