Plant Care Boxwood


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About Boxwood

‘Vardar Valley’ boxwood is a woody, broadleaf evergreen, perennial shrub or tree in the Buxaceae (boxwood) family. It is one of the most cold hardy cultivars of boxwood and has distinctive blue-green leaves. This dense, mounding shrub can grow 2 to 3 feet in height and 3 to 6 feet in width. It only puts on an average of 2 inches a year.


Buxus sempervirens

Also known as

Common Boxwood, Common Boxwood, Common box, European box, english box and Buxus Ball

How to care for Boxwood


How often to water your Boxwood

Water needs for Boxwood
0.5 cups
every 9

Boxwood needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Boxwood

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Common Boxwood in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Boxwood: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Boxwood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Boxwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Boxwood in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Boxwood

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Boxwood: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Boxwood after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Boxwood is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Boxwood



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

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