Buxus sempervirens Green Velvet (Boxwood)

Glossy dark green foliage has good resistance to bronzing in winter. Often used for hedging. Insignificant blooms. Moderate growth rate. Broad-mounded compact form.

Blooms early spring
3-4′ tall x 3-4′ spread
Evergreen
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance
Fragrant insignificant flowers

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

White cup-shaped blooms with burgundy-speckled throats form on tall spikes with glossy deep green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms early summer
2-3 ft tall x 1 ft wide
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Daisy-like blooms in vivid shades of bright yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple flower on tall sturdy stems above deep green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms early to late summer
1-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Clusters of magenta purple saucer-shaped flowers grow on green foliage and create a dense spreading mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to mid fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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Rich buttery yellow petals with a small green throat rise high above full green foliage. Slow growth rate.

The common name comes from the fact that each flower only lasts for no more than 24 hours- they open in the morning and wither before the following evening- some to be replaced by another flower on the same scape.

Blooms early to mid-summer
1 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Diploid
Rebloomer
Extended Bloomer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Dormant
Fragrant
Salt tolerant

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(Bumble Series) Petite spikes of pure white flowers grow in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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This perennial features tall upright stems bearing green leaves that become topped with clusters of delicate rose buds that open to reveal deep rose-pink flowers that are followed by bronze seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Salt tolerant

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Smooth-margined, narrow, glossy dark green foliage retains it colour into the fall but may have a bronze tinge in winter. Inconspicuous blooms. Slow growth rate. Ideal for topiary. Dense upright conical habit.

Blooms early spring
3-5′ tall x 2-3′ spread
Evergreen
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance
Fragrant insignificant flowers

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Striking silver fragrant foliage emerges in spring and is complemented by violet-blue flowers that resemble plumes of blue smoke. Moderate growth rate. Compact mound.

Blooms late summer into fall
2-3′ tall x 3′ spread
HARDY to -16°F (-26°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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