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Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

Elegantissima Boxwood

Saunders Brothers has discontinued growing this variety in favor of better performing boxwood. Please see additional information for recommended substitutes.

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

  • »  Slow to medium growth rate; 1"-2" per year

  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:6-8
  • Tall:2-3 Feet
  • Wide:2-3 Feet

Additional Information about Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

Recommended Substitutes: Golden Dream

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

With minimal to no pruning ‘Elegantissima’ will develop into a slightly pyramidal plant. If a more rounded shape is desired, prune lightly in late winter or early spring. Thinning is recommended either in winter for holiday decorations or in late winter to early spring before new growth appears. This will help sunlight and air penetrate the canopy of the plant which reduces disease incidence.

‘Elegantissima’ is somewhat resistant to boxwood leafminer but very susceptible to boxwood blight. If planted properly, it has few other pest or disease issues. Avoid areas with harsh winter winds.

Interesting Notes about Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'

Comments: The color of the foliage on this cultivar makes it a winner. We have seen it planted in full sun but it prefers some shade especially in the afternoon. It can really brighten shaded areas. It is a sempervirens cultivar, so at time of planting it is important to properly elevate the plant and address all drainage issues.

Uses: Small specimen, low hedge, foundation plant, foliage for holiday decorations, containers.

Substitutes: ‘Golden Dream’