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Garden designers talk about the best gardens having “good bones.” This means that spaces are laid out in pleasing way and are bordered with handsome hardscape and evergreen elements. Even after most of the leaves have fallen, strong lines (bones) remain to supply the landscape with a solid framework. Boxwood is a key Accent that designers use to build good bones. Woodburn Select Dwarf English Boxwood is a particularly fine selection you can use to lend substance and winter greenery to your own garden. Its compact habit and bright green leaves will give it style and structure all year long.
Native to the Mediterranean region as well as other parts of Europe, western Asia, and North Africa, English Boxwood, a.k.a. Common Boxwood, has long been woven into the history of human civilization. Its wood is very hard and has been used in making things like clarinets, tool handles, and chess pieces. As a garden plant, it has played a key role in defining what a formal garden should look like. Woodburn Select Dwarf English Boxwood originated at Woodburn Nursery in Oregon. It stood out for its vibrant green foliage, which holds its color all winter, and for its vigorous growth habit.
Left to grow naturally, Woodburn Select Dwarf English Boxwood will develop a cloudlike shape. You can prune to accentuate that look if you like. Most people shear this selection into boxes or balls, however—a practice for which Woodburn Select is supremely suited.
How to Grow
Woodburn Select Dwarf English Boxwood is an easy-to-grow, adaptable plant that does well in all areas of the country except those that experience the most extreme temperatures (both hot and cold). It is a godsend in areas plagued by deer, as they shun it. Give Woodburn Select full sun for the most compact growth, although it will grow well in quite a bit of shade, too. It has average water needs. Trim plants as needed (once or twice a year) to keep their outline clean and crisp.
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