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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
Medium
Slow
Boxwood Exposure
Part Sun (Location is primarily shaded from late morning to late afternoon)
Shade (Location has no direct sun)
Boxwood Zone
Zone 6 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature -10 F to 0 F)
Zone 7 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature 0 F to 10 F)
Zone 8 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature 10 F to 20 F)
Boxwood Foliage Color
Green (Foliage is Predominately Green)
Boxwood Best Usage
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)
Specimen Small (1-3 ft high and wide)
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