‘Green Velvet’ Boxwood Growing Instructions
Plant ‘Green Velvet’ Boxwood in evenly moist, well-drained soil in dappled to part shade. Plants thrive in many different part shade situations, including open sun-dappled conditions or light shade with several hours of morning sun or early afternoon sun. ‘Green Velvet’ Boxwood will grow in darker shade, but will be less vigorous and more open with decreased foliage density. When grown in full sun, plant foliage will likely scorch, turn bronze in winter or suffer from mite attacks.
‘Green Velvet’ Boxwood tolerate pruning and shearing. Pruning should never be done prior to the last spring frost date. Pruning too early in spring often promotes tender new growth that may be damaged or killed by a late spring frost. Prune to desired ball shape. Prune off any stems that appear on trunk. Do not cultivate around ‘Green Velvet’ Boxwood because they have shallow roots. Roots appreciate a good organic 1-2″ bark or compost mulch. Ideally plant ‘Green Velvet’ Boxwood in locations sheltered from strong winter winds, with, if possible, some protection from full winter sun.