Fastigiata Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens ‘Fastigiata’)
Fastigiata Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens ‘Fastigiata’) is a type of English boxwood characterized by its conical shape. It tends to grow in an upright form with dense foliage of glossy dark blue-green leaves. At maturity, Fastigiata Boxwoods will grow to a height of 10 to 12 feet tall and 4 to 5 wide. Fastigiata Boxwood is winter hardy to USDA Zones 6-8. It grows well in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Fastigiata Boxwoods are tolerant of shade and can actually grow in almost full shade although the density of foliage will be not as lush. It should be planted in a location protected from strong winds and away from direct sunlight during winter.
When to Prune Fastigiata Boxwoods?
Fastigiata Boxwoods 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.
What Can I do to Help Improve Air Circulation of Fastigiata Boxwoods?
Every year, improve the air circulation of Fastigiata Boxwoods by thinning plants and removing dead or damaged branches.
Should I Let Snow Accumulate on my Fastigiata Boxwoods?
During winter, remove snow accumulations on Fastigiata Boxwoods to minimize branch damage.
How Big Does Fastigiata Boxwoods Get?
At maturity, Fastigiata Boxwoods will grow to a height of 10 to 12 feet tall and 4 to 5 wide.
Can I Grow Fastigiata Boxwoods in Shade?
Fastigiata Boxwoods can grow in part shade. It will tolerate almost full shade locations but will not grow as lush and dense. It should be planted in a location protected from strong winds and away from direct sunlight during winter.
What Kind of Soil Condition is ideal for Fastigiata Boxwoods?
Fastigiata Boxwoods grow best in well-drained soil.
Where Should I Plant Fastigiata Boxwoods?
Fastigiata Boxwoods distinctive columnar shape makes it a versatile boxwood. It can be grown as border plants and topiary. It is also a great boxwood in formal gardens and for tall hedges.
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