Types-of-boxwood-bushes, also known as littleleaf box, japanese boxwood (buxus microphylla) is an evergreen shrub that has a slow growth rate like english boxwood. while it is a slow-growing plant, the shrub is tolerant of prunes and can be used for engraving purposes. this hardy plant stays evergreen from april all the way to may which means that its blooming period falls in the spring season.. Mounding and dwarf types of boxwood are comfortable shrubs for instant greenery and fill in around perennials with practiced evergreen ease. green pillow is a low mounding form that gets just over a foot (30 cm.) tall with a 3-foot (1 m.) spread. grace hendricks phillips is a high ranking form of dwarf boxwood., there are four basic varieties of boxwoods: english boxwood. english boxwood, b. sempervirens 'suffruticosa,' is the most commonly grown cultivar, and it was first cultivated in the early 1700's in the united states..
Northstar (buxus sempervirens 'north star') this boxwood has a dense globe-like form, good winter color, and good resistance to boxwood blight. size: 2 to 2.5 feet tall and wide usda hardiness zones: 5 to 9 wedding ring (buxus microphylla var. koreana) this plant has glossy, variegated foliage with lime edges that become golden in late summer., types of boxwood shrubs—english boxwood this is probably the most popular type of boxwood grown in gardens and yards. this variety can grow up to 3 feet in height at a rate of 1 inch per year. according to my research, it was first grown in the united states in the early 1700s..
By teresa odle. boxwoods (buxus) are popular shrubs partly because they are so versatile in shape, size, leaf qualities and the list goes on. boxwood varieties are perfect shrubs for forming hedges or showing off your pruning skills or even topiary skills on a single plant.