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Vardar Valley Boxwood

Vardar Valley Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens ‘Vardar Valley’)

Vardar Valley Boxwood is a popular boxwood with blue green, oblong shaped leaves. It is a slow growing boxwood growing only 2 inches a year. It grows wider than tall, giving the Vardar Valley Boxwood a horizontal shape. It typically grows to 2 to 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide. Vardar Valley Boxwood is winter hardy to USDA Zones 5-8. 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. Vardar Valley Boxwoods do better in slightly acidic soil. According to the American Society of Boxwoods, Buxus sempervirens ‘Vardar Valley’ is one of the more frequently found boxwoods in the United States.

When to Prune Vardar Valley Boxwoods?

Vardar Valley 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 Vardar Valley Boxwood?

Mulch around Vardar Valley Boxwood by adding organic mulch of 1 to 2 inches thick.

What Can I do to Help Improve Air Circulation of Vardar Valley Boxwoods?

Every year, improve the air circulation of Vardar Valley Boxwoods by thinning plants and remove dead or damaged branches.

Should I Let Snow Accumulate on my Vardar Valley Boxwoods?

During winter, remove snow accumulations on Vardar Valley Boxwoods to minimize branch damage.

How Big Does Vardar Valley Boxwood Get?

Vardar Valley Boxwoods are compact boxwoods growing into a rounded shape that is 2 to 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide.

Can I Grow Vardar Valley Boxwood in Shade?

Vardar Valley 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 Vardar Valley Boxwood?

Vardar Valley Boxwood grow best in slightly acidic soil, well-drained soil.

Where Should I Plant Vardar Valley Boxwood?

Vardar Valley Boxwood can be grown as foundation plants, narrow hedge, topiary and border plants. It is popular in mediterranean gardens and formal gardens. It can also be grown in large containers.

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