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Buxus 'Glencoe' (Chicagoland Green�)

Buxus x 'Glencoe' (Chicagoland Green®)

Chicagoland Green Boxwood

Chicagoland Green will grow slightly wider than tall. It is an excellent cold-hardy cultivar that is extremely uniform in its growth. It is very similar to ‘Green Velvet’.   Chicagoland Green will bronze slightly in winter especially when planted in full sun. Bronzed foliage will typically disappear quickly in spring as temperatures rise. Bronzed foliage will brighten and new growth will begin to appear. Deer resistant.

Medium growth rate; 2"-3" per year

Comments: It is a selected hybrid from the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. It is very difficult to distinguish it from ‘Green Velvet’. Its hardiness and durability make it a popular plant.      

Uses: Small specimen, low hedge, foundation plant, edging, parterre or knot garden, containers

Substitutes: ‘Green Velvet’, ‘Buddy’, ‘Green Mound’, ‘Green Gem’, ‘Little Missy’

Chicagoland Green Boxwood Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prune Chicagoland Green lightly in late winter or early spring to maintain desired habit. It may be sheared into edging and other formal applications. Use hand pruners or shears. Thinning is not necessary but, as with any boxwood, will help increase airflow and sunlight penetration into the interior of the plant which reduces the chance of disease.

Chicagoland Green is very susceptible to boxwood leafminer and shows variable results in tolerance and susceptibility to boxwood blight. It has few other pest or disease issues when planted and cared for properly.



2 Feet



3 Feet


Hardiness Zone:


Characteristics & Attributes for Buxus x 'Glencoe' (Chicagoland Green®)

Best Usage
Soil Moisture Preference
Good Drainage
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Boxwood Exposure
Sun (Location is sunny from late morning to late afternoon)
Part Sun (Location is primarily shaded from late morning to late afternoon)
Shade (Location has no direct sun)
Boxwood Zone
Zone 5 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature -20 F to -10 F)
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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