Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 7b to 9
Size: 3 to 4' tall and wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Dense, vase-shaped habit. Non-showy flowers in late winter, early spring. Leaves are more linear than other boxwoods. Moist well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established. Slow to moderate growth rate.
Native to China.
Published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 13: 123 in 1873.
I purchased a 1-gallon plant in February 2011 from Nurseries Caroliniana and planted it in the Mail Box Garden. It dried out while on a trip in June and so I removed it to the conservatory to recuperate. It had a lot of yellow and did not respond by putting on new growth, but the yellowing stopped. I planted it back outside in October 2011 in the In Between Garden but it failed over the winter. In May 2014 I purchased another and planted it in the Gumball Border Garden.