TOUGH, HARDY, AND EASY TO GROW
- In spring, soft green foliage will emerge and will return dark green as they mature
- Foliage is a slow-growing evergreen shrub with a columnar form
- Deer and rabbit resistant
- Perfect for smaller gardens
- Won the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
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- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
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- Hardiness Zone: 6-8
- Mature Height: 5-15' tall
- Mature Width: 1-2' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade
- Spacing: 1-2' apart
Why plant Graham Blandy Boxwood?
Standing tall and proud the Graham Blandy Boxwood is an evergreen shrub that naturally grows in a slim upright form. Growing to heights of about 5-15’ tall and spanning 1-2’ wide this slim guy is capable of fitting in even the skinniest of places. Providing soft green foliage in spring, maturing darker as it ages. As an evergreen you will be delighted by year round interest.
Boxwoods as a species have been found all around the world in locations such as Europe, North Africa, and even the Middle East, however the introduction of Boxwoods to America happened in 1653 when they arrived here from Amsterdam. The original shrubs that came here were planted at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island located in Long Island New York. Although the exact origins of the Graham Blandy Boxwood are unknown the National Arboretum first cultivated this shrub in 1971 and well the rest is literally history.
How to use Graham Blandy Boxwood in the landscape?
The Graham Blandy Boxwood not only offers a tall slender shape that provides visual interest in those hard to plant locations, as an evergreen you are graced with year round visual interest. Offering tolerance to deer, rabbits, and drought, the Graham Blandy Boxwood is also low maintenance making this a perfect addition to any property. Utilized in beds and borders, capable of growing in containers, and great for accents or foundation planting you won’t run out of places to put them. One more phenomenal attribute to this evergreen shrub is the ability to transform the Graham Blandy into a topiary piece adding intricate design and flow to your home. This shrub was also granted the Award of Garden Merit proving its worth in the landscape.
Hardiness Zone: 6-8
How To Plant Graham Blandy Boxwood
After purchasing your Graham Blandy Boxwood it’s time to let it shine. Start by finding a location that offers partial shade so as to not burn the foliage during those long hot summer days. Next check your soil, the Graham Blandy offers adaptability to most well draining soils with the exception of sand or clay. Although drought tolerant once established make sure to maintain decently moist soil for proper health and growth. Lastly, due to the upright growth habit of this shrub pruning and other maintenance requirements are minimal unless you choose to shape the shrub to your liking.
How To Water
When considering the process of watering your Graham Blandy Boxwood don't worry we have you covered. When first planted we recommend watering at a minimum of twice a week making sure to quench your shrubs thirst. Once established the Graham Blandy Boxwood does provide tolerance to drought however it would be within your best interest to continue watering as to not stress your shrub too much. We recommend keeping an eye on your local weather and watering accordingly during periods of high heat or drought to ensure the happiness of your shrub.
How To Fertilize
When it comes time to feed your Graham Blandy Boxwood no need to worry it's as easy as can be. When first planting we recommend adding fertilizer to the planting site as the first feeding. If you planted during the spring re-apply fertilizer in late fall before the dormancy of winter. If you planted in fall, wait till spring before the push of new growth to fertilize your shrub. Remember these steps for the life of the plant and you will continue to have lavish foliage each year.
How To Prune
So you've planted your Graham Blandy Boxwood and it's time to consider the pruning process. Well you are in luck, due to the tight upright growth habit of this shrub pruning is almost non existent. Accepting pruning almost any time of the year, if you so choose to clean up the edges a little a lightsheer of the new growth will be adequate, however make sure not to prune too deep as doing so may cause a bald spot and disrupt the beauty of the tree.
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