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Variegated boxwood elegantissima

Posted by miclino 5 MI (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 6, 11 at 10:03

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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RE: Variegated boxwood elegantissima

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 6, 11 at 11:54

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.


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RE: Variegated boxwood elegantissima

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.


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