Possibly the most ideal garden boxwood, Buxus sinica var. insularis ‘Justin Brouwers’ will play a very important role in contemporary landscape. Small, dark green, glossy leaves maintain their color year-round, unlike many boxwood that tend to bronze in winter. ‘Justin Brouwers’ responds well to shearing and is attractive as an individual specimen or part of a highly manicured border, low hedge, or parterre. Left unsheared it will become an attractive garden feature that is wider than tall. Grows well in partial shade to full sun, tolerates dry conditions and shows some deer resistance.
- Garden Size: 2’H x 2’W
- Dwarf: 1-3″/year
- Habit: Globe Shaped
- Hardiness: Zone 4
- Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Many perennials and bonsai plants will have a ‘winter look’ that differs from how they look when actively growing. Colder temperatures and short days alter the appearance of these plants as they go thru seasonal changes. Some plants require this reboot to bloom and/or perform at their best during the growing season. Plants may remain semi-dormant until early spring. Rest assured that these cosmetic changes do not adversely affect the health of your plant.