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Super hardy and great deep green winter color.

Buxus Chicagoland Green®

A reliably hardy, broadleaf evergreen shrub with excellent winter color and uniform habit.

A quintessential selection that is super winter hardy, excellent for hedges, borders, accents, groupings, foundation plantings and formal gardens. Attractive medium-green in summer, developing a slight bronze tint in winter. Easily transplanted B & B or from containers. Best sited in filtered sun, although performance of evaluation plants in full sun, as well as shaded locations, has been good. Extremely wet sites should be avoided.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Chicagoland Green boxwood
  • Botanical Name

    Buxus 'Glencoe'
  • Type

  • Evergreen?

  • Origin

    A selected hybrid from the research collections of the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois.

  • Bloom Time

    Early spring

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Early spring
  • Size

    3-4' tall by 5' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full to filtered sun
  • Soil

    Moist, but well-drained
  • Moisture

    Avoid extremely wet sites or clay soils that hold moisture
  • Disease & Pests

    Excellent. Boxwood psyllid has been observed periodically but has not significantly affected ornamental qualities.
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, commercial plantings, oundations, hedges, urban gardens
  • Propagation

    Hardwood Cuttings, Softwood Cuttings

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