Elegans Boxwood (B. sempervirens ‘Elegantissima’)
B. sempervirens ‘Elegantissima or Elegans Boxwood is a midsized boxwood with variegated foliage. It has dark glossy leaves with cream outline. Elegans Boxwoods will grow into a rounded shape boxwood that is 3 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. It is winter hardy to USDA Zones 6-8. It grows well in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. It should be planted in a location sheltered from strong winds. Elegans Boxwoods do better in slightly acidic soil. According to the American Society of Boxwoods, Buxus sempervirens ‘Elegantissima is one of the more frequently found boxwoods in the United States.
When to Prune Elegans Boxwoods?
Elegans Boxwoods or B. sempervirens ‘Elegantissima should be pruned once a year. However, pay attention to when the last spring frost date is. Prune after the last spring frost.Do not prune too early in the Spring because tender offshoots that grows will be killed by the late spring frost.
Should You Mulch Around Elegans Boxwood?
Mulch around Elegans Boxwood by adding organic mulch of 1 to 2 inches thick.
What Can I do to Help Improve Air Circulation of Elegans Boxwoods?
Every year, improve the air circulation of Elegans Boxwoods by thinning plants and remove dead or damaged branches.
Should I Let Snow Accumulate on my Elegans Boxwoods?
During winter, remove snow accumulations on Elegans Boxwoods to minimize branch damage.
How Big Does Elegans Boxwood Get?
Elegans Boxwoods or B. sempervirens ‘Elegantissima will grow into a rounded shape boxwood that is 3 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide.
Can I Grow Elegans Boxwood in Shade?
Elegans Boxwoods or B. sempervirens ‘Elegantissima can grow in part shade. It grows well in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil.
What Kind of Soil Condition is ideal for Elegans Boxwood?
Elegans Boxwood or B. sempervirens ‘Elegantissima grow best in slightly acidic soil, well-drained soil.
Where Should I Plant Elegans Boxwood?
Elegans Boxwood or B. sempervirens ‘Elegantissima can be grown as foundation plants, hedges, border plants. It can also be grown in a container.
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