Buxus sempervirens 'Argenteovariegata'

Argenteovariegata Boxwood, Variegated Boxwood

Family: Buxaceae

Genus: Buxus

Parent: Buxus sempervirens

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: To 6' tall

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade


Cream to white variegated leaves. Naturally cone-shaped.


From the UK, before 1770. Listed in an SC Nursery catalog in the early 1800s.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Piccadilly Farms in May 2008 and potted it up to a 2-gallon pot until it was planted in the ground in summer 2009, between the helipad and the house where is gets afternoon shade. It did not grow much in the pot but has gained a few inches each year since planting. In April 2011 I moved it closer to the Bald Cypress because it was going to be too high under the window. Then in late August 2011 I moved it outside the pool fence near the blue bird post.

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