Boxwood

Boxwood have become, over the years, the trademark plant of Saunders Brothers. Below is a listing of the varieties we are growing at this time. Please note we are constantly testing new varieties and introducing only those that we feel are the ‘Best of the Best’.

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Buxus microphylla 'Little Missy'

Buxus microphylla 'Little Missy' - PP24703

Little Missy is a compact mounding to rounded cultivar. It is extremely cold hardy and sun tolerant.


Buxus harlandii

Buxus harlandii

Buxus harlandii is a dwarf boxwood that is best known for it's dense, vase-shaped form. It is drought tolerant, prefers well-drained soil, and it's pest resistance is better than most boxwood.


Buxus microphylla 'Golden Dream'

Buxus microphylla 'Golden Dream' - PP16052

Common Name: Golden Dream Boxwood

Compact and rounded habit. Beautiful variegated cultivar that has green leaves accented with golden edges. Use as specimen, accent plant, or low to medium hedge. Great addition to holiday decorations.


Buxus microphylla 'Grace Hendrick Phillips'

Buxus microphylla 'Grace Hendrick Phillips'

Common Name: Grace Hendrick Phillips Boxwood

This cultivar is grown for its appealing habit and beautiful foliage.  It mounds and spreads very much like some of the dwarf Japanese hollies. 


Buxus microphylla 'Green Pillow'

Buxus microphylla 'Green Pillow'

Common Name: Green Pillow Boxwood

This cultivar is known for its dense, compact, oval habit. Responds very well when pruned into a small hedge. Slightly larger than 'Morris Dwarf' or 'Morris Midget'.


Buxus microphylla 'John Baldwin'

Buxus microphylla 'John Baldwin'

Common Name: John Baldwin Boxwood

A broad, upright, conical grower. Foliage is fine-textured and leaves are relatively small compared to many boxwood. New foliage will have a blue tint and will slowly fade to a blue-green. An excellent substitute for conical Japanese hollies.


Buxus microphylla 'Northern Emerald'

Buxus microphylla 'Northern Emerald'

Common Name: Northern Emerald Boxwood

This cultivar has growth habits similar to Wintergreen and Winter Gem. A great choice for commercial foundation plantings with fast growth and tolerance for wet sites. Holds dark green color all winter.


Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Green Beauty'

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Green Beauty'

Common Name: Green Beauty Boxwood

An excellent medium-sized cultivar. Use as a substitute for English boxwood in sunnier locations or where English has died due to disease problems.  Responds well to pruning. Deep green glossy foliage with little winter bronzing.


Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Jim Stauffer' ('Jim's Tru Spreader')

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Jim Stauffer' ('Jim's Tru Spreader')

Common Name: Jim Stauffer Boxwood

An excellent strong foundation plant which is slightly more vigorous than some cultivars, yet can be maintained in a formal state. Responds very well to pruning or shearing. Has proven to be more cold-hardy than other Buxus microphylla. 


Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Dwarf'

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Dwarf'

Common Name: Morris Dwarf Boxwood

An excellent performing cultivar that is very compact and sun tolerant. It is outstanding for edging formal beds or in parterre gardens. Responds well when pruned or when left unpruned.


Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Midget'

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Midget'

Common Name: Morris Midget Boxwood

The smallest dwarf cultivar that we grow.  It is very compact and sun tolerant. Growth rate makes it an appealing plant where space is limited.  Responds well to pruning or when left unpruned. Slightly smaller than 'Morris Dwarf'.


Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Winter Gem'

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Winter Gem'

Common Name: Winter Gem Boxwood

'Winter Gem' is a low and spreading plant with large, glossy leaves. It tolerates wet soil conditions better than the sempervirens cultivars thereby giving it a good fit into commercial jobs.


Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Wintergreen'

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Wintergreen'

Common Name: Wintergreen Boxwood

A vigorous, winter-hardy cultivar that is ideal when a large foundation plant is desired. Great for use in medium sized hedges.  Very tolerant of pruning or shearing. Fills space quickly.


Buxus sempervirens

Buxus sempervirens

Common Name: American Boxwood

A classic, large-growing boxwood that has stood the test of time. Extensively planted in Colonial American landscapes. Excellent winter foliage color. Cuttings are often used for holiday decorations. 


Buxus sempervirens 'Dee Runk'

Buxus sempervirens 'Dee Runk'

Common Name: Dee Runk Boxwood

An excellent upright cultivar, grown for both for its form and its ability to thrive in a variety of site conditions. Slightly narrower but very similar to 'Fastigiata'.  Excellent choice for narrow hedges.


Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

Common Name: Elegantissima Boxwood

This variegated cultivar adds color to your landscape with its green leaves accented with creamy-white edges. Great for use in holiday decorations.


Buxus sempervirens 'Elizabeth H. Inglis'

Buxus sempervirens 'Elizabeth H. Inglis'

Common Name: Elizabeth H. Inglis Boxwood

An upright, pyramidal grower with medium green foliage that has a bluish hue. Good substitute for Buxus sempervirens with a slightly less dense habit. Plant as specimen or hedge.


Buxus sempervirens 'Fastigiata'

Buxus sempervirens 'Fastigiata'

Common Name: Fastigiata Boxwood

An outstanding upright cultivar. Foliage is rich green with a hint of blue. Slightly broader but very similar to 'Dee Runk'.  Excellent choice for narrow hedges.


Buxus sempervirens 'Jensen'

Buxus sempervirens 'Jensen'

Common Name: Jensen Boxwood

A cultivar that closely resembles Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' (English). Has bluish-green new growth in the spring that turns to a deep green by late summer.  Foliage may be slightly larger than English. 


Buxus sempervirens 'Rotundifolia'

Buxus sempervirens 'Rotundifolia'

Common Name: Rotundifolia Boxwood

An upright rounded habit with distinctive leaves that are nearly round, 1" long x 1/2" wide with rounded tip. Foliage is dark green. Use as hedge or accent plant. Rapid grower.


Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Common Name: English Boxwood

The basic plant in many Colonial gardens. This cultivar is known for its soft, billowy outline and lush foliage. Foliage is great for holiday decorations.  In ideal environment, plant will continue to grow for 75 to 150 years and develop into a very large shrub. Plant has distinct odor.


Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley'

Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley'

Common Name: 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.


Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Franklin's Gem'

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Franklin's Gem'

Common Name: Franklin's Gem Boxwood

This hardy, evergreen boxwood is easily maintained and offers a spectacular show through the seasons. 'Franklin's Gem's' small, bright green foliage turns a rich olive green in the winter.


Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Justin Brouwers'

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Justin Brouwers'

Common Name: Justin Brouwers Boxwood

One of the best compact, mounding to rounded cultivars on the market.  It is sun-tolerant. Use instead of English boxwood for low hedges, edges, parterres, or knot gardens. It responds very well to pruning.


Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Nana'

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Nana'

Common Name: 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.


Buxus x 'Glencoe' (Chicagoland Green®)

Buxus x 'Glencoe' (Chicagoland Green®)

Common Name: Chicagoland Green Boxwood

A selected hybrid from the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois. An excellent cold-hardy cultivar. Extremely uniform in its growth. Similar to 'Green Velvet'. Responds well to pruning.


Buxus x 'Green Gem'

Buxus x 'Green Gem'

Common Name: Green Gem Boxwood

Buxus 'Green Gem' originated from Sheridan Nurseries in Canada. It has a slow growth habit and is considered to be very winter hardy, down to zone 4.


Buxus x 'Green Mound'

Buxus x 'Green Mound'

Common Name: Green Mound Boxwood

A cold-hardy hybrid boxwood that was developed in Canada.  Very spherical in habit and is a great substitute for English boxwood when ultimate size of 2 to 3 ft is desired.  Shown to reach 15 year size at a moderate speed then slow to nearly stop growing.


Buxus x 'Green Mountain'

Buxus x 'Green Mountain'

Common Name: Green Mountain Boxwood

A cold-hardy hybrid boxwood known for its semi-upright, rounded conical shape. Responds well to pruning. Widely planted throughout the United States. Shown to reach 15 year size rather quickly then slow to nearly stop growing.


Buxus x 'Green Velvet'

Buxus x 'Green Velvet'

Common Name: Green Velvet Boxwood

A cold-hardy hybrid boxwood that is slightly wider than tall.  It is extensively planted throughout the Unites States.  Responds well to pruning. Beautiful light-green foliage in spring. Similar to 'Glencoe'. 

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