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Buxus - General Literature
li: Batorf, L. R. 1987. International registration list of cultivated Buxus
li: L. Boxwood Bull. 26: 76-81.

li: Batorf, L. R. 1988. Checklist of Buxus L. Boxwood Bull. 28: 43-49.

li: Dudley, T.R. and G.K. Eisenbeiss. 1971. Registration and documentation
li: of cultivar names. Boxwood Bull. 11: 12-14.

li: Wagenknecht, B.L. 1965. Registration list of cultivar names in
li: in Buxus. Amer. Boxwood Soc.

Buxus bodinieri - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. November 2003.

Buxus bodinieri

Buxus bodinieri 'David's Gold' (5/01)
ns: listed name with the
RHS

Buxus CHICAGOLAND GREEN™ 'Glencoe'
ht: 3-4 ft. tall x 5 ft. (15 years)
ha: compact spreading-globose to mounded, other literature says oval.
gr: reportedly faster finishing to gallon than 'Green Velvet'
ht: 2-3 ft.
ch: to -32 deg. F. with no dieback
or: Chicago Bot. Garden, Glencoe IL USA 1994
tm: registered tm name with royalties applying
wholesale source:
Spring Meadow Nursery

Buxus 'Clembrook'
reg: Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation (COPF)

Buxus 'Coolie Gardens'
lc: non-burning foliage in Lansing MI
or: Dan Crow of Coolie Gardens
"so: Arrowhead Alpines, PO Box 857, Fowlerville, MI 48836. (cat. $2.00)",

Buxus 'Glencoe' = B. 'Chicagoland Green'

Buxus 'Green Gem' (Buxus sempervirens x Buxus microphylla var. koreana)
ha: slow and dense globose form
pat: US #3736
reg: Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation (COPF)

Buxus 'Green Ice'
ht: 3 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide
ha: globose, compact
lc: blue-green new growth becomes a good glossy dark green, non-bronzing
lc: in winter for a truly evergreen look.
ch: 5
pat: US#10773
reg: Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation (COPF)
so:
Carroll Gardens

Buxus 'Green Mound' (Buxus sempervirens x Buxus microphylla var. koreana)
ha: vigorous but dense mound

'Green Mountain' - click image
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, Virginia. Spring 2003.


Buxus 'Green Mountain' (Buxus sempervirens x Buxus microphylla var. koreana)
ha: densely pyramidal to globose
ht: 3-4 ft. and generally taller than wide
lc: dark glossy green. Rather blue-green in spring colors.
ch: 4
or: Sheridan Nurseries of Canada
so: Spring Meadow Nur. 1-800-633-8859 (wholesale only)

Buxus 'Green Velvet' (Buxus sempervirens x Buxus microphylla var. koreana)
ha: vigorous and densely globose
ht: 2-3 ft. and often slightly wider than than tall
lc: dark glossy green
or: Sheridan Nurseries (Canada) as B. microphylla var. koreana x B. sempervirens
reg: Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation (COPF)
ch: 4
so:
source (Wayside Gardens)
so: Spring Meadow Nur. 1-800-633-8859 (wholesale only)

Buxus harlandii - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. November 2003. The bright and notched blades of this very different species.


Buxus harlandii

Buxus harlandii 'Richard'
la: distinctly and deeply emarginate
rai: can replace species as leaves are more interesting overall

Buxus microphylla 'Asiastic Winter Gem' = 'Winter Gem'

Buxus microphylla 'Belvedere' - 7/99 ADDITION
so:
photo, wholesale source (Firma C. Esveld)

'Compacta' ('Kingsville Dwarf') - click to enlarge
Totten Center, North Carolina Botanical Garden. Winter 2002.

'Compacta' - click to enlarge
Boxwood Collection, US National Arboretum. May 2003.

Buxus microphylla 'Compacta' ('Kingsville Dwarf')
ht: 1 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide in 47 years
ha: dense, compact, true dwarf
ll: 0.5-.075 in. - much smaller
ns: the name 'Kingsville Dwarf' traces to its promotion by Henry Hohman's Kingsville Nursery.
lu: true dwarf for the landscape. Also popular as a bonsai.

Buxus microphylla 'Creepy'
in: Oliver Nurseries, Fairfield CT 1986

'Curly Locks' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. November 2003.

Buxus microphylla 'Curly Locks'
ht: 3 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide
ha: dense, mound, wider than tall
lc: yellow-green, a very bright shade compared to many of the other cultivars in this species - thus nice contrast.
ls: branchlets and some leaves nicely twisted
or: thought to be a sport of 'Compacta'
so:
Forest Farm

Buxus microphylla 'Faulkner'
ht: 2-3 ft.
ha: dense, globose
ch: 6
wholesale source:
Spring Meadow Nursery

Buxus microphylla 'Fiorii'
in:Fiore Enterprises, Prairie View IL USA

'Grace Henricks Phillips' - click to enlarge
Boxwood Collection, US National Arboretum. May 2003.

Buxus microphylla 'Grace Henricks Phillips' (5/01)
ht: 1.0-1.5 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide in 20 years
ha: true dwarf, forming an irregular mound much wider than tall
lc: dark green
or: sport of the old 'Compacta'
lu: bonsai or dwarf specimen - probably too slow for edging
so:
Rare Find Nursery

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Green Beauty'
ha: compact
lc: darker glossy green
afc: non-bronzing in winter
ch: more cold hardy to -10 deg. F.
eval: Dirr says 'Winter Gem' is more hardy yet.

Buxus microphylla 'Green Jade' - 7/99 ADDITION
so:
photo, wholesale source (Firma C. Esveld)

'Green Pillow' - click to enlarge
Boxwood Collection, US National Arboretum. May 2003.

Buxus microphylla 'Green Pillow'
ht: 1 ft. tall x 1.5 ft. wide
ha: dwarf, flat mound (pillow-shaped)

Buxus microphylla 'Green Sofa'
li: Baldwin, J. 1976. Boxwood Bull. 15(3): 42

Buxus microphylla 'Hanlim'
afc: green all winter
ch: more cold hardy
in: c. 1990

Buxus microphylla 'Helen Whiting'
li: Baldwin, J. 1976. Boxwood Bull. 15(3): 41-42

Buxus microphylla 'Henry Hohman'
or: College of William & Mary, Williamsburg VA USA

'Hohman's Dwarf' - click image

Buxus microphylla 'Hohman's Dwarf'

Buxus microphylla 'Jim's Spreader'
ha: open and mounded
gr: internodes 0.6-0.75 in.
lc: medium green and glossy
ls: obovate
lb: cuneate
la: obtuse and slightly retuse
ll: 0.75-1.20 in.
lw: 0.3-0.6 in.
in: Garrison's Nursery, Seabreeze NJ USA?
or: release by Saunder's Orchard & Nursery of Piney River VA
li: Larson, P.D. 1989. Eleven new boxwoods at the ABS Memorial Garden.
li: Boxwood Bull. Oct. 1989: 26-29.
in: Garrison's Nursery, Seabreeze NJ USA?

'John Baldwin' - click to enlarge
Boxwood Collection, US National Arboretum. May 2003.

Buxus microphylla 'John Baldwin' (5/01)
ht: 4 ft. tall in 20 years
ha: upright, twiggy, somewhat open with age
lc: medium green with blue tinge
ls: obovate
ll 0.5 in. long - smaller for fine textured effect
or: open pollinated seedling from Colonial Williamsburg VA USA
so:
Rare Find Nursery
li: Larson, P. 1988. Boxwood Bull. 28(2): 27

Buxus microphylla 'Kingsville Dwarf' = 'Compacta'

Buxus microphylla 'Kinsha' - 7/99 ADDITION
so:
photo, wholesale source (Firma C. Esveld)

Buxus microphylla var. koreana = B. sinica var. insularis

Buxus microphylla 'Liberty'
lc: medium green
gr: internodes 0.5-0.75 in.
ls: rotund to obovate
la: obtuse and slightly retuse
lb: cuneate
ll: 0.75-1.2 in.
lw: 0.4-0.6 in.
or: Saunder's Orchard & Nursery of Piney River VA
li: Larson, P.D. 1989. Eleven new boxwoods at the ABS Memorial Garden.
li: Boxwood Bull. Oct. 1989: 26-29.

Buxus microphylla 'Locket'
li: Baldwin, J. 1976. Boxwood Bull. 15(3): 41

Buxus microphylla 'Mimer' (5/01)
ns: listed in Europe for future production.

'Miss Jones' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. November 2003. Note the finer texture, brighter color than 'Sunnyside' to the left.

Buxus microphylla 'Miss Jones'
in: R. Jones, Eatonton GA USA cx. 1967

'Morris Midget' - click to enlarge
Boxwood Collection, US National Arboretum. May 2003.

Buxus microphylla 'Morris Midget'
ht: 24 in. tall x 36 in. wide in many yeards
a: slow, mounded, dwarf
lc: yellowish-green, not dark at all

Buxus microphylla 'National'
ht: 15 ft. tall x 15 ft. wide
ha: upright, vigorous
lc: glossier green
ls: oval
ll: 1.0 in. long - larger than some
afc: bronzes in winter

Buxus microphylla 'Rococo' - 7/99 ADDITION
so:
photo, wholesale source (Firma C. Esveld)

Buxus microphylla 'Sif' (5/01)
ns: listed in Europe for future production.

Buxus microphylla 'Sunlight'
li: Gamble, M. 1988. Boxwood Bull. 28(2): 26

var. japonica 'Sunnyside' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. November 2003. Note the tiny 'Tide Hill' to it's lower left.

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Sunnyside' ('Sunnyside Largeleaf')
ha: vigorous, broadly globose, usually requring good pruning to develop a specific form.
lc: dark green all year by some reports, others say it bronzes but only slightly.
ll: larger than var. japonica as typical
ch: very cold hardy
or: Sunnyside Nurseries, Troy IL USA

Buxus microphylla 'True Spreader' (5/01)
ht: 2 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide
ha: cushion shaped becoming a neat dome or mound with age. The branches
ha: are thick and strong, bearing under snow loads unlike some older clones.
lc: green all year long, non-bronzing
ch: 5
so:
Carroll Gardens

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Winter Gem'
ht: 2 ft.
lc: dark green
ch: cold hardy

Buxus microphylla 'Wintergreen'
ht: 3-5 ft. tall x 3-5 ft. wide
ha: dense, compact, not dwarf
lc: dark green, even in winter, not bronzing
ch: very cold hardy in Midwest USA
id: Dirr reports it is polyclonal and one may get something different each time.
or: Scarff Nuesery, New Carlisle OH USSA
lu: a good, proven hedge for colder states
so:
Forest Farm

Buxus 'Nomar'
reg: Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation (COPF)

Buxus NORTH STAR 'Katerburg' (11/3)
ht: 3-4 ft. tall x 3-4 ft. wide
ha: globose, dense
lc: dark glossy green all year, never bronzing
ch: very cold hardy
or: Gary Katerburg, Evergreen Nursery
so, in: Pottedliners.com (online catalog Fall 2003)

Buxus NORTHERN CHARM™ 'Wilson'
ha: compact, ovoid to globose, "delicate" foliage
lc: semi-glossy green, tinged blue
afc: slight bronze tints
ch: cold hardy in Midwest US
in: Chicagoland Grows 2001
or: Wilson Nurseries, Hampshire IL USA

Buxus sempervirens 'Abilene'
ha: 7-8 ft. in 25 years
wd: 8-8.5 ft. in 25 years
ha: ovate to pyramidal and 'billowy'
gr: vigorous up to 3-4 in. per year
lc: medium green
ls: lanceolate to elliptic
lm: slightly revolute
lb: cuneate
ll: 0.9-1.2 in.
lw: 0.25-0.5 in.
lv: glabrous
ch: 5
or: from PA nursery to Abilene KS around 1891 by Mrs. Emma Wolf
rd: 1960 by Beal-Garfield Bot. Gard. of E. Lansing MI
li: Boxwood Bull. 11(3): 38-40 (January 1972)
li: Larson, P.D. 1989. Eleven new boxwoods at the ABS Memorial Garden.
li: Boxwood Bull. Oct. 1989: 26-29.

Buxus sempervirens 'Agram'
ht: 5 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide in 20 years
ha: pyramidal, somewhat open
lc: dark green
or: Dr. Edgar Anderso, USDA 1934 from seed collected in Vardar Valley, Macedonia

Buxus sempervirens 'Angustifolia'
ht:

Buxus sempervirens 'Arabesque' - 7/99 ADDITION
so:
photo, wholesale source (Firma C. Esveld)

Buxus sempervirens 'Arborescens'
ht: 15-20 ft. tall x 15 ft wide
ha: large, tree-like

'Argentea' - click to enlarge
Boxwood Collection, US National Arboretum. May 2003.

Buxus sempervirens 'Argentea' ('Argenteo-variegata')
ha: dense
lc: irregularly margined white
eval: 'Elegantissima' is usually a better show

Buxus sempervirens 'Aurea Pendula'
ha: secondaries weeping to semi-pendent, not highly pendulous at all.
lc: irregularly mottled yellow, sometimes all yellow
or: Europe c. 1896

Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata'
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Summer 2003. Probably this is ordinary 'Elegantissima'

Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata'

Buxus sempervirens 'Bass'
ha: dense, compact
lc: dark green all year
ll: larger than 'Inglis'

Buxus sempervirens 'Bentley Blue' (5/01)
ns: listed name with the
RHS

Buxus sempervirens 'Blauer Heinz'
ha: densely globose
lc: bluish when young

Buxus sempervirens 'Blue Cone' (5/01)
ns: listed name with the
RHS

Buxus sempervirens 'Bowles Blue' (5/01)
in: RHS Wisley Garden

'Dee Runk' - click image
Tidewater/Hampton Roads Arboretum, Virginia USA. Summer 2003.

Buxus sempervirens 'Dee Runk' (5/01)
ha: columnar, dense
lc: dark glossy green
so:
Colesvillenursery.com

Buxus sempervirens 'Denmark'
ht: 9-10 ft. in 25 years
wd: 8-9 ft. in 25 years
ha: stiffly upright and pyramidal but often open
gr: fast from 4.5-5 in. per year
lc: medium yellow green with winter bronzing possible
ls: rotund
lm: slightly revolute
la: obtuse and retuse
lb: cuneate
ll: 1.2-1.2 in.
lw: 0.6-0.8 in.
fq: sparse
ch: 5 with protection
lu: hedge or specimen
or: Mr. Bagby a propagator at Gray Summit MS from cuttings from Neils
or: Paludan of Hellerup Denmark in 1953. Original plant not found.
rd: Oct. 1988 by M.A. Gamble and P.D. Larson
"li: Boxwood Bull. 28(2): 28 (Oct. 1988)."
"li: Larson, P.D. 1989. Eleven new boxwoods at the ABS Memorial Garden."
"li: Boxwood Bull. Oct. 1989: 26-29."

'Elegantissima' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Summer 2003.


Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'
ht: 7 ft. tall x 7 ft. wide
lc: broadly margined cream, 25-35% of surface. Grey sectors appear as do reversions.
ll: smaller than species typical
or: Europe before 1860
ch: USDA 6 - less hardy
eval: probably the best variegated boxwood for general use.

Buxus sempervirens 'Emir' - 7/99 ADDITION
so:
photo, wholesale source (Firma C. Esveld)

'Fastigiata' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. November 2003.

Buxus sempervirens 'Fastigiata'
ht: 12 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide (20 years), older plants to 20 ft. are known
ha: narrowly pyramidal, never fastigiate as 'Graham Blandy'
or: Hertfordshire, UK 1959

Buxus sempervirens 'Gold Tip'
lc: new growth yellow, that is only the tips.

Buxus sempervirens 'Golden Frimley' (5/01)
ns: listed by Hopleys Plants, Herts. UK

'Graham Blandy' - click image
The distinctly vertical
Buxus sempervirens 'Graham Blandy' at the Boxwood Collection of the US National Arboretum. Note the comparison to the two typical cultivars around it. These are the largest plants I have seen anywhere.

Buxus sempervirens 'Graham Blandy'
ht: 9 ft. tall x 12-18 in. wide (20 years). Older plants of 15-18 ft. are known
ha: narrowly columnar to true fastigiate
or: Blandy Exper. Station, VA USA 1930's from plants that may have come from the UK.
eval: a stunning narrow cultivar but subject to be split by snow, ice, and rain.

Buxus sempervirens 'Grand Rapids' - 7/99 ADDITION
so:
photo, wholesale source (Firma C. Esveld)

Buxus sempervirens 'Greenpeace' (5/01) = 'Graham Blandy'
ns: listed name with the
RHS

Buxus sempervirens 'Green Beauty'
ha: compact and semi-dwarf with upright form
lc: dark green all year
"so: Arrowhead Alpines, PO Box 857, Fowlerville, MI 48836. (cat. $2.00)",

Buxus sempervirens 'Handworthiensis'
ht: 15 ft. tall x 20 ft. wide
ha: compact but vigorous, usually multi-trunked, candelabra-like branching at times, slightly upright.
st: twigs orangish
or: Handsworth Nursery c. 1872

Buxus sempervirens 'Henry Shaw' ('Field Row')
ha: upright pyramidal and dense to the base
ht: 5 ft x 5 ft.
ls: elliptic
la: acute

Buxus sempervirens 'Hermann von Schrenk'
ht: 8 ft.
lc: medium green
ch: cold hardy

Buxus sempervirens 'Herrenhausen'
ha: dwarf and spreading with pendulous tips
ls: oblanceolate
lc: bright green becoming bronzed in winter
lu: recommended as a low hedge

Buxus sempervirens 'Hord'
ha: erect to globose with vertical branching effect
ht: 1m in 35 years
ls: lanceolate
la: acute

Buxus sempervirens 'Ickworth Giant' (5/01)
ns: listed name with the
RHS

Buxus sempervirens 'Inglis'
ht: 7 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide (20 years)
ha: broadly pyramidal
ch: 5 - more cold hardy
or: Michigan USA since 1933. Registered 1957

'Jensen' - click image
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Spring 2003.

Buxus sempervirens 'Jensen' (5/01)
ht: 18 in. tall x 15 in. wide in 20 years, young plants often 4-5 ft. tall
ha: compact, dwarf, upright-mounded
lc: new growth blue-green becoming very dark green
or: Moreau Nursery, Colts Neck, NJ USA
so:
Rare Find Nursery

Buxus sempervirens 'Joy'
ha: medium-sized
ch: cold hardy in Midwest US
lu: said to be more drought tolerant

Buxus sempervirens 'Lace' (5/01)
ns: listed name with the
RHS

Buxus sempervirens 'Langley Beauty' (5/01)
ns: listed name with the
RHS

Buxus sempervirens 'Latifolia Bullata' ('Bullata')
ht: 8 ft. tall x 10 ft. wide (Kew)
ha: vigorous, spreading
ls: ovate to orbicular, bullate
ll: larger than species typical, mostly wider
lc: dark green

'Latifolia Macrophylla' - click image

Buxus sempervirens 'Latifolia Macrophylla'
ha: spreading
ls: ovate to orbicular
ll: to 1. 0 in.

Buxus sempervirens 'Longifolia' ('Angustifolia' in part)
ht: 10 ft. in about 20 years
ha: dense, erect
ll: 1.5 in.
lw: 0.5 in. - narrower
lc: dark green

Buxus sempervirens 'Mary Gamble'
ha: upright ovoid and dense
ls: narrowly elliptic
la: acute

'Memorial' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Fall 2003. Note the small size of this clone compared to it's larger cousins.

Buxus sempervirens 'Memorial'
ht: 3.5 ft. tall x 3.5 ft. wide (25 years)
ha: dense, globose to ovoid much like 'Suffruticosa'but a bit smaller, slightly more upright
afc: less bronzing than 'Suffruticosa'
ll: slightly larger than 'Suffruticosa'
or: cemetary in Williamsburg VA USA

Buxus sempervirens 'Mont-Bruno' (4/3)
ha: compact, dense
lc: glossy, light green new growth becomes darker
ll: smaller blade than 'Suffruticosa'
ch: USDA 4 - more cold hardy than 'Suffruticosa'
or: Andre Poliquin selected from 'Suffruticosa'
li: COPF. 2003. New Plants. COPF Newsletter 15(1): 5

Buxus sempervirens 'Myosotifolia'
ha: dwarf, very slow, dense
ll: 0.5 in. - very small
lw: 0.2 in.

'Myrtifolia' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Fall 2003.

Buxus sempervirens 'Myrtifolia'
ht: 6 ft. tall x 7-8 ft. wide. A old plant at Kew is 15 ft. in very many years.
ha: mounded, slightly wider than tall, slower than species typical
ls: narrow, myrtle-like according to the name. It has a pleasant and artistic taper.
ll: 0.3-0.75 in.
lw: 0.3 in.
or: Europe c. 1782

Buxus sempervirens 'Natchez'
ha: dense mound
ls: elliptic-obovate
lm: obtuse to mucronate

Buxus sempervirens 'Navicaburis' (5/01)
lc: gold variegated
or: received by Wave Crest Nur. from a friend in Jackson ME before 2001
so:
Wave Crest Nursery

Buxus sempervirens 'Newport Blue'
ht: 4 ft. tall x 5-6 ft. wide
ha: wider than tall
lc: blue-green, useful for contrast with dark green shrubs
or: Boulevard Nursery, Newport RI USA c. 1941
ch: 6

Buxus sempervirens 'Northern Beauty'
ch: very cold hardy

Buxus sempervirens 'Northland'
ht: 4 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide
lc: dark green all year
or: found in central NY USA

Buxus sempervirens 'Paramus'
ha: dense mound with tips slightly drooping. According to Roslyn Gardens
ha: the trunk thickens quickly making it a useful bonsai subject.
ht: 2 ft. tall x 2 ft. wide after many years
lc: bright green
rai: low hedge or bonsai
li: Roslyn Gardens 1998 Catalog: 18
so:
source (Roslyn Nursery)

Buxus sempervirens 'Parasol' (5/01)
ns: listed name with the
RHS

Buxus sempervirens 'Pendula'
ht: 5.5 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide (30 years), eventually tree-like in 50 years or so.
ha: weeping, open, often a collection of mounds and spires, compact and never very large. It is
ha: known to layer itself where branchlets touch and thus nurserymen find it easy to multiply.
or: Europe c. 1869

Buxus sempervirens 'Pier Cove' (5/01)
ht: 4-6 ft. tall x 3 ft wide
ha: narrow upright to columnar
lc: dark green
or: Wave Crest Nur. before 2001
so:
Wave Crest Nursery

Buxus sempervirens 'Prizren'
ha: length usually equal to width
ht: 20 ft.
gr: vigorous in most trials
smp: drought tolerant

Buxus sempervirens 'Prostrata'
ht: 3 ft. tall x 10 ft. wide. Hiller's West Hill Nursery has a plant 6 ft. tall x 8 ft. wide.
ha: spreading, a possible ground cover, horizontal
or: Europe c. 1914

Buxus sempervirens 'Pullman'
ht: 4-6 ft.
ha: vigorous, globose, dense
ch: to -20 def. F.
or: W.A.P. Pullman, Chicago IL USA

'Pyramidalis' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Summer 2003. Compare to 'Fastigiata' and 'Dee Runk' images above.

Buxus sempervirens 'Pyramidalis'
ht: 14 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide (40 years). Older plants to 30 ft. are known.
ha: upright, muli-trunked, conical to pyramidal, open with age
ch: 5
or: Europe c. 1869

Buxus sempervirens 'Rosmarinifolia'
ha: dwarf
ls: 0.15-0.25 in. - very narrow

'Rotundifolia' - click to enlarge
Boxwood Collection, US National Arboretum. May 2003.

Buxus sempervirens 'Rotundifolia'
ht: 10 ft. tall x 9 ft. wide (20 years)
ha: globose to pyramidal, neat, vigorous, stiffer than 'Latifolia Macrophylla' but similar to it.
ls: orbicular to suborbicular (rounded), slight convex
ll: 1.0 in.
lc: darker green
afc: less bronzing in winter in zone 6

Buxus sempervirens 'Salicifolia'
ht: 12 ft. tall x 15 ft. wide
ha: strong, tree-like in time
ls: narrower, lanceolate, willow-like as the name infers
ll: 0.75-1.25 in.
lw: 0.25 in.
or: Europe c. 1872

'Salicifolia Elata' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Spring 2002.

Buxus sempervirens 'Salicifolia Elata'
ht: 25 ft. in many years (Kew)
ll: 1.25 in.
lw: 0.25-0.3 in.
ls: very narrow, willow-like

Buxus sempervirens 'Tropical Garden' (5/01)
ns: listed name with the
RHS

Buxus sempervirens 'Unraveled' (10/02)
ht: 4 ft. tall x 7 ft.
ha: vigorous, arching, loose, and can weep with some training. Has an unraveled look compared to
ha: more familiar, restrained clones.
so, in:
Yucca Do (online catalog 2002)

Vardar Valley' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. October 2003.

Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley'
ht: 3 ft. tall - another clone of it reaches 7 ft.
ha: dwarf, spreading
lc: darker green, new growth more blue-green
id: at least clones under this name, the smaller, dwarf one is best
ch: 4 - up to 2 zones more cold hardy
or: Dr. Edgar Anderson, USDA collected in Vardar Valley, Macedonia c. 1934

Buxus sempervirens 'Wanford Page' (12/99)
ha: dwarf mound
lc: new growth yellow, other leaves mottled golden yellow
or: North Pacific Nur. c. 1999
in: Aesthetic Gardens 1999
so:
Aesthetic Gardens

Buxus sempervirens 'Welleri'
ha: dense
ht: 3 ft. tall when 5 ft. wide
lc: green all year
so:
source (Roslyn Nursery)

Buxus sempervirens 'Waterfall'
ha: loose (hence the name) but becoming upright over time
ht: 4 ft.
lc: dark green
so:
source, description (Heronswood Nursery)

'West Ridgeway' - click to enlarge
Boxwood Collection, US National Arboretum. May 2003.

Buxus sempervirens 'West Ridgeway'
ha: densely globose
ch: relatively hardier in Western NY

Buxus sempervirens 'Zehrung'
ha: vigorous, columnar
lc: dark green

Buxus sinica - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. November 2003.

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Arnold Promise'
in: Miami Nursery, Tipp City, OH USA

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Cushion' = 'Pincushion'

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Dansville'
in: Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison WI USA c. 1986

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Filigree'
in: Langley Boxwood Nur., Hampshire, England 1991

 

'Justin Brouwers' - click to enlarge
Boxwood Collection, US National Arboretum. May 2003.

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Justin Brouwers'
ha: dense and compact
ht: 3-4 ft. after several years
lc: glossy dark green
ch: 6
so:
source (Roslyn Nursery)
li: Larson, J. 1989. Boxwood Bull. 29(1): 3

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Freja' (5/01)
ns: listed in Europe for future production.

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Tjalfe' (5/01)
ns: listed in Europe for future production.

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Pincushion' ('Cushion')
ht: 24 in. tall x 36 in. wide
ha: dwarf, low mound, new growth sticking out like pins on a cushion (not always seen)
ll: 0.40 in. long - very small
afc: bronzes in winter
ch: 4 - much more cold hardy
or: Sheridan Nur., Ontario, Canada c. 1966
li: Batorf, L. 1993. Boxwood Bull. 33(1): 11

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Sunnyside' = B. microphylla 'Sunnyside'

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Staygreen'
li: John Vermeulen & Sons, 1961 Catalog

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Tall Boy'
ha: upright to globose, sometimes loose and open
lc: medium green
afc: bronzes in winter
li: Wagenknecht, B. 1967. Boxwood Bull. 7(1): 1

'Tide Hill' (lower left) - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. November 2003. 'Tide Hill' (lower left) compared to 'Sunnyside' (center).

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Tide Hill'
ht: 15 in. tall x 3-5 ft. wide
ha: low, spreading, flat-topped with age
afc: non-bronzing in winter
ls: lanceolate, narrower
lc: light green
ch: 4 - much more cold hardy
or: Western NY USA c. 1932
li: Wyman, D. 1957. Arnoldia 17(1): 64

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Winter Beauty'
ht: 3 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide
ha: compact, mounded to globose
lc: dark green all year - non-bronzing
or: Sheridan Nursery, Ontario, Canada c. 1966
ch: 4
so: Arrowhead Alpines, PO Box 857, Fowlerville, MI 48836. (cat. $2.00)
li: Wagenknecht, B 1967. Boxwood Bull. 7(1): 1

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Wintergreen' = B. microphylla 'Wintergreen

Buxus 'Verdant Hills'
ht: 3 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide
gr: slow
lc: remains green in winter
or: Univ. of Vermont from B. sinica var. insularis x B. sempervirens
or: 'Suffruticosa'
so:
wholesale source (Western Maine Nurseries)

Buxus 'Wilson' = NORTHERN CHARM™