Saturday, January 21, 2017

Boxwood | Buxus


Boxwood is used for topiaries, and framing -- herb gardens, a perennial border, or a garden maze.  


Parkwood, Toronto, Canada

Sheridan Nursery was owned by Howard Burlingham Dunington-Grubb and Lorrie Alfreda Dunington-Grubb. They crossbred various boxwoods to provide a hardy boxwood for the Toronto, Canada climate. The Dunington-Grubbs sometimes shared projects with the renowned Edwardian landscape architect, Thomas H. Mawson. 
'Green Gem' boxwood was developed at the Sheridan Nursery and tolerates the cold temperatures of zone 4.


Table 1: Boxwood Cultivars


American boxwood B. sempervirens  'Arborescens'
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Agram’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Alyce’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Anderson’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Angustifolia’
Boxwood B x  ‘Antzam’ Antarctica
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Appalachian Pyramid’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Arabeske’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Arborescens’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Argentea’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Argenteo-variegata’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Asheville’
Boxwood B x  ‘Bailey’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  var. japonica  ‘Belvedere’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Bentley Blue’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Blauer Heinz’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Broman’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Bullata’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Clembrook’
Kingsville boxwood (Little leaf or Japanese boxwood) B. microphylla  ‘Compacta’ also Henry Hohman's 'Kingsville Dwarf' (bonsai), Kingsville, MD nursery
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘David’s Gold’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Dee Runk’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Denmark’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Edgar Anderson’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Elegantissima’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Elizabeth H. Inglis’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  var. koreana  ‘Escles’ 
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Fastigiata’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  var. japonica  ‘Faulkner’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Fiesta’
Chinese boxwood B. sinica  var. insularis  ‘Filigree’ or ‘Franklin’s Gem’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Fleur de Lys’
Chinese boxwood B. sinica  var. insularis  ‘Franklin’s Gem’ or ‘Filigree’
Boxwood B x  ‘Garrisoni’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Glauca’
Boxwood B x  ‘Glencoe’ Chicagoland Green
Boxwood B x  ‘Goddard College’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  ‘Golden Dream’ 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  ‘Golden Triumph’ 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  ‘Grace Hendrick Phillips’ 
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Graham Blandy’  
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Grand Rapids’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  ‘Grebor’ 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  var. japonica   ‘Green Beauty’
Chinese boxwood B. sinica  var. insularis  ‘Green Gem’
Boxwood B x  ‘Green Ice’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  var. japonica  ‘Green Jade’
Boxwood B x  ‘Green Mound’
Boxwood B x  ‘Green Mountain’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  ‘Green Pillow’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Green Pillow’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  var. japonica  ‘Green Prince’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Green Tower’
Boxwood B x  ‘Green Velvet’   
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  var. japonica  ‘Gregem’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Haller’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Handsworthiensis’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Handsworthii’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Harry Logan’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  ‘Helen Whiting’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Henry Shaw’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Hermann von Schrenk’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Herrenhausen’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Hollandia’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Jack Randolph’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Jensen’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  var. japonica   ‘Jim Stauffer’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Joe Gable’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  ‘John Baldwin’ 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  ‘Julia Jane’
Chinese boxwood B. sinica  var. insularis  ‘Justin Brouwers’ 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  ‘Kingsville Dwarf’ also 'Compacta'
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Lace’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Langley Beauty’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Latifolia Macrophylla’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Latifolia Maculata’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Latifolia’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Lawson’s Golden’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Liberty’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Marginata’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Maryland’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Memorial’ 
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Meyers’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  var. japonica  ‘Morris Dwarf’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  var. japonica   ‘Morris Midget’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Mount Bruno’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Myosotidifolia’
Chinese boxwood B. sinica  var. insularis  ‘Nana’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Nela Park’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Nish’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  ‘Northern Emerald’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Notata’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Ohio’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Paramus’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Parasol’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Pendula’
Chinese boxwood B. sinica  var. insularis  ‘Pincushion’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Pioneer’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Ponteyi’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Pride of Rochester’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Prostrata’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Pullman’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Pyamidalis’ 
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Pyramidalis Hardwickensis’
Harland's boxwood B. harlandii  ‘Richard’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  ‘Rococco’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Rosmarinifolia’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Rotundifolia’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Rungeana’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Ruth Randolph’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Salicifolia’
Boxwood B x  ‘Sanders Dwarf’ 
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Schmidt’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Sentinelle’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Shandy Hall’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Silver Beauty’
Chinese boxwood B. sinica  var. insularis  ‘Staygreen’ aka ‘Sunburst'
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’
Chinese boxwood B. sinica  var. insularis  ‘Sunburst' or ‘Staygreen’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  var. japonica  ‘Sunnyside’
Chinese boxwood B. sinica  var. insularis  ‘Tall Boy’
Chinese boxwood B. sinica  var. insularis  ‘Tide Hill’ 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  var. japonica  ‘Trompenburg’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Truetree’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Undulifolia’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Valentine’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Vardar Valley'
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Verdant Hills’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Waterfall’
Chinese boxwood B. sinica  ‘We Willie’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens ‘Welleri’
Boxwood B x  ‘Willowwood’
Boxwood B x  ‘Wilson’
Chinese boxwood B. sinica  var. insularis  ‘Winter Beauty’
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  var. japonica   ‘Winter Gem’
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens var. insularis  ‘Wintergreen’
Boxwood B x  'Balearica 
Little leaf or Japanese boxwood B. microphylla  'Bert Chandler’
Boxwood B x  'Bodinieri
Boxwood B x  'Conroe' '
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens 'Myrtifolia’
Boxwood B x  'North Star'
Harland's boxwood B. harlandii
Henry's Boxwood B. henryi
Common or European boxwood B. sempervirens
Chinese boxwood B. sinica 
Himalayan box B. wallichiana




Collections of boxwood can be found at the following:
National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

JC Raulston Arboretum
Royal Horticulture Society
Middleton Place in Charleston, visited by AndrĂ© Michaux in 1786

Society
The American Boxwood Society

Growers
Saunders Brothers

Additional Resources:
Boxwood Handbook: A Practical Guide to Knowing and Growing Boxwood (3rd Edition) by Lynn R. Batdorf







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