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Buxus x 'Green Mound'

Green Mound Boxwood

‘Green Mound’ is a cold-hardy hybrid boxwood with a spherical habit. It is often referred to as being in the “Green Series” of boxwood (see ‘Green Velvet’ for more information). It is similar to ‘Green Velvet’ but more rounded in its natural shape. ‘Green Mound’ will bronze slightly in winter especially when exposed to direct sunlight. The bronzed leaves will typically brighten as spring temperatures rise and then be covered as new foliage appears. Deer resistant.

Medium growth rate; 2"-3" per year

Comments: This is another of the hardy Sheridan Nurseries boxwood from Canada. It is very popular. In many landscapes, it will reach its 15 year size at a moderate speed then very slow growth afterwards.

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

Substitutes: ‘Green Velvet’, Chicagoland Green™, ‘Little Missy’, ‘Justin Brouwers’

Green Mound Boxwood Growing and Maintenance Tips:

‘Green Mound’ should be pruned 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.

‘Green Mound’ is somewhat 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.


Sun, Part Sun, Shade



3 Feet



3 Feet


Hardiness Zone:


Characteristics & Attributes for Buxus x 'Green Mound'

Compact Size
Cold Tolerant
Foliage Color
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 4 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature -30 F to -20 F)
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
Foundation Plant
Hedge Low (Mature size of 4 ft or less)
Specimen Small (1-3 ft high and wide)
Parterre or Knot Garden
Edging (Mature size of 2 ft high and wide or less)
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