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Top Quality Boxwood

Loma Vista Nursery’s passion is growing cold-hardy, top-quality plants for Midwest customers. This includes our healthy container boxwood. 

Propagating boxwood at Loma Vista Nursery.

We propagate and grow boxwood in controlled environments to minimize bacterial diseases and cultivate robust, healthy shrubs. To take it a step further, we voluntarily participate in the USDA/National Plant Board SANC (Systems Approach to Nursery Certification) pilot program. SANC outlines protocols and provides benchmarks to ensure we are growing and shipping the healthiest plants possible.  

A Midwest landscape staple, there are about 70 species of boxwood in the Buxaceae family. Boxwood shrubs are versatile as hedges and border plants. They can be shaped into topiaries and bonsai and used in containers. Loma Vista Nursery grows the following boxwood cultivars.

Buxus ‘Little Missy’

This stylish boxwood gets its name from its small round and dense habit. Compact, this shrub is about 2 feet high and wide at maturity. It has glossy dark green foliage. Buxus ‘Little Missy’ can stand alone in a small landscape or provide structure in plant groupings. 

Buxus ‘Little Missy’ has excellent disease resistance. It requires full sun and regular watering until established. Plant in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 through 9.

NewGen Freedom®

NewGen Freedom® has excellent resistance to boxwood leafminer and boxwood blight. It is deer resistant, too. With a unique natural shape that favors height rather than width, this boxwood grows between 3 to 6 inches annually. 

Prune NewGen Freedom® in late winter or early spring. Apply 1- to 2-inch layers of mulch annually. This cultivar likes sun, part sun and shade. Plant in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 through 8.

Green Mountain Boxwood

Known for its distinctive foliage and upright cone habit, Green Mountain Boxwood can be pruned as a hedge. It has an ideal form for creating topiary or shaping to size for larger containers. Use it for privacy screening or to define structure in a formal garden.

This deciduous evergreen grows to 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide in its natural form. Water Green Mountain Boxwood weekly, or more frequently in extreme heat. It requires full to partial sun. Plant in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 through 9.

Sprinter® Boxwood

Everything about Sprinter® Boxwood says ‘happy.’ Dark green glossy foliage in spring and summer turns bright green, orange and yellow in fall. This little shrub grows quickly, reaching between 2 and 4 feet tall and wide at maturity. This is an excellent specimen for small spaces and in containers on urban balconies. Use it as accent pieces near patios and decks. 

Sprinter® Boxwood is disease and deer resistant. Lightly feed the shrub in spring. Plant in moist, well-drained soil. This boxwood will grow faster when planted in full sun, but tolerates full shade. Plant in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 through 9.

Take a look through Loma Vista Nursery’s plant catalog for more information about the boxwood we grow. Let us know if you have questions.

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