Green Velvet Boxwoods potted at a nursery
Green Velvet Boxwood shrub
Green Velvet Boxwood potted shrub at nursery
Green Velvet Boxwood potted plant at nursery
Green Velvet Boxwood evergreen foliage
Green Velvet Boxwood potted in ground
Green Velvet Boxwood potted plant on white
Green Velvet Boxwoods potted at a nursery
Green Velvet Boxwood shrub
Green Velvet Boxwood potted shrub at nursery
Green Velvet Boxwood potted plant at nursery
Green Velvet Boxwood evergreen foliage
Green Velvet Boxwood potted in ground
Green Velvet Boxwood potted plant on white

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-7
  • Mature Height: 3-4' tall
  • Mature Width: 3-4' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade/Full Shade
  • Spacing: 3-4' apart


    • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
    • Size XL and bigger - Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Green Velvet Boxwood Big

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Buxus x 'Green Velvet'

Regular price $425.00
In Stock - Ships in 2 to 3 weeks
Shipping included
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Why the Green Velvet Boxwood Big?

Simple but sophisticated. Green Velvet Boxwood instantly gives an ordinary garden an understated elegance. Its dense habit and neat, rounded form bring structure to borders. Its glossy, evergreen foliage makes the garden seem inviting even in winter. Planted in rows—whether in straight lines or sweeping curves—Green Velvet delineates space in the landscape and gives flower beds a tidy frame. In fact, it’s practically impossible to create a proper formal garden without this crucial Finishing Touch! Give your landscape strong lines all year long with the go-to plant for classic American formal garden style: Green Velvet Boxwood.

A trip to Europe may make you fall in love with the symmetry and order of formal English, French, German, or Italian gardens. These gardens nearly always make use of English Boxwood hedges to define spaces and create an evergreen framework. However, recreating this look in the U.S. can be difficult with English Boxwood, because it isn’t hardy in colder parts of the country. Green Velvet to the rescue! This hybrid, crossed with the cold-hardy Korean Boxwood and released in the 1970s, gives a similar effect, but it can handle winter lows to -20ºF. It’s the most popular Boxwood sold in the U.S.

How to use in the landscape?

Green Velvet Boxwood naturally assumes a dense globe shape, but you can shear it to produce an even more polished appearance if you like. A light trim once or twice a year will keep it looking picture-perfect.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 5-7

    Mature Height: 3-4' tall

    Mature Width: 3-4' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade/Shade

    Spacing: 3-4' apart

How To Plant

Good drainage is essential when growing Green Velvet Boxwood. It will tolerate many types of soil and will even grow in clay, but the soil must drain well or the plant may fall prey to root rot diseases. This is a shallow-rooting plant, so mulch well to keep the root zone cool and moist (but not wet). Green Velvet grows splendidly in both sun and in a quite a bit of shade. The foliage does have a tendency to turn bronzy orange when exposed to icy winter winds, however, so give the plant a sheltered site if winters are severe in your area. Deer rarely browse boxwoods, we are happy to report.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-7

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size A and larger, will take approximately 14 – 28 days to be delivered.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on AA, A, B, C and larger scale. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped Size A Trees Size AA Trees Size AAA Trees Size B Trees Size C Trees Size D Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

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- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat


Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes A and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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