Boxwood (Korean) Tree (Buxus sinica)
Boxwood (Korean) also known as Korean boxwood is a broadleaved evergreen type. It belongs to the family of buxaceae and native to Korea. It grows to 2-2.50 feet high and spreads to 3-4 feet. The bloom time is around April.
This boxwood is well grown in average, medium moisture well drained soils. The most preferred soils are sandy loams. The suns should be full to part shade. It is very similar to boxwood green velvet because it has shallow roots that can dry up if one cultivates around it. However, roots appreciate good mulch.
Boxwood (Korean) is a slow grower and surprisingly it takes around 25 years to be 5 fit tall. It grows around 1.5” per year but has a very large spread. It is very hardy yet very good for Northern climates. It is advisable to water this plant regularly during its growing time since it is a sun plant.
Boxwood (Korean) can survive very low temperatures that most Boxwoods cannot. It is believed that they can survive as low as 20F and can be used in zone 4 locations. They make a good hedge and they can be maintained at different levels both in width and height.
The greenish yellow flowers appear in spring. These flowers are sparse and insignificant but fragrant. They are normally small and creamy yellow. They mostly grow in small clusters and the fragrant can really attract bees. The leaves are medium and light yellowish in color.
The tree does not need a lot of care apart from pruning. However, pruning is needed regularly. If the soils are not properly drained, root rot can be a problem. The leaves are believed to turn into bronze during severe winter seasons if not properly sheltered. The main insects which are leaf miner, psyllids and mites are not a problem to this tree since it resistant.