Variegated boxwood elegantissima

miclino(5)October 6, 2011

Saw this plant at Lowes and loved the color. However, they went on sale and were cleared out before I could even blink.

Tag says zone 6, I would say I'm in zone 5b and in a protected location this would do well. Have a small semicircular bed that this would make a nice small hedge for. Does anyone have experience with this plant?

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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

True item has a dwarfish tight habit with twisting etc. of many leaves. I seldom see it offered here. I think name is often misapplied to another form with larger, more normal growth and mostly normal (flattish) leaves. This is common, sold under other names as well. I have never determined which is correct, multiple variegated forms have been named and described.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2011 at 11:54AM
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I have a variegated form that was labeled elegantissima, but doesn't have twisted leaves. It is placed in a quite sheltered position where it doesn't get winter sun and is covered with snow for most of the winter. Branches that stick out of the snow bank do get a bit of winter burn. It has survived for about 6 years now, but it hasn't grown a huge amount.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2011 at 8:58AM
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