Justin Brouwers Boxwood (Buxus sinica var. insularis ‘Justin Brouwers’)
Buxus sinica var. insularis ‘Justin Brouwers’ or Justin Brouwers Boxwood is a type of Korean boxwood with glossy, dark green leaves. It grows into a compact, rounded shape, as big as 1 to 2 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide. Justin Brouwers Boxwood is a slow growing boxwood. It is winter hardy to USDA Zones 6-8. It grows well in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil although direct sunlight should be avoided. It should be planted in a location protected from strong winds. Justin Brouwers Boxwoods do better in slightly acidic soil. According to the American Society of Boxwoods, Buxus sinica var. insularis ‘Justin Brouwers’ is one of the more frequently found boxwoods in the United States.
When to Prune Justin Brouwers Boxwoods?
Justin Brouwers 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.
Should You Mulch Around Justin Brouwers Boxwood?
Mulch around Justin Brouwers Boxwood by adding organic mulch of 1 to 2 inches thick.
What Can I do to Help Improve Air Circulation of Justin Brouwers Boxwoods?
Every year, improve the air circulation of Justin Brouwers Boxwoods by thinning plants and remove dead or damaged branches.
Should I Let Snow Accumulate on my Justin Brouwers Boxwoods?
During winter, remove snow accumulations on Justin Brouwers Boxwoods to minimize branch damage.
How Big Does Justin Brouwers Boxwood Get?
Justin Brouwers Boxwoods grows into a compact, rounded shape, as big as 1 to 2 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide.
Can I Grow Justin Brouwers Boxwood in Shade?
Justin Brouwers Boxwoods can grow in part shade. It grows well in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Although direct sunlight should be avoided.
What Kind of Soil Condition is ideal for Justin Brouwers Boxwood?
Justin Brouwers Boxwood grow best in slightly acidic soil, well-drained soil.
Where Should I Plant Justin Brouwers Boxwood?
Justin Brouwers Boxwood can be grown as foundation plants and low border plants. It can also be grown in containers.
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