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Chicagoland Green Boxwood (Buxus 'Glencoe') at The Growing Place

Chicagoland Green Boxwood

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Chicagoland Green Boxwood (Buxus 'Glencoe') at The Growing Place

Chicagoland Green Boxwood

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a


A compact and hardy hybrid boxwood, great for pruning and shaping or for use as a trimmed hedge; a broadleaf evergreen with numerous landscape applications; can grow larger if left unpruned

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Ornamental Features

Chicagoland Green Boxwood is primarily valued in the garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has forest green evergreen foliage. The small round leaves remain forest green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Chicagoland Green Boxwood is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Chicagoland Green Boxwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Topiary

Planting & Growing

Chicagoland Green Boxwood will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It does best in average conditions that are neither too wet nor too dry. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Edging  Garden  Topiary 
Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features