Hey there my lovely people! Boxwood shrubs are known as the oldest ornamentals man has planted. This shrub type was introduced in the USA from Europe in the mid-1600s, but it became increasingly popular in the XIX century and during the colonial era. Nowadays it is maintained by many homeowners all over the globe for making their garden and fence line look more fresh, attractive and vivid.
There are around 90 species and over 365 varieties/cultivars. Some varieties have sweet smell which freshens the air around your house. If you want to bring the nature in your garden, then you should definitely incorporate Boxwood shrubs. Here are some ideas and tips to grow this plant!
BOXWOOD PLANTS FOR YOUR GARDEN
Boxwood shrubs are evergreen and I need to say that they look extraordinary in both formal elegant and informal landscapes. This dense shrub is grown for foliage or better said for their shaping abilities since it has insignificant flowers.
These cultivars and varieties allow you to create a balanced entryway, a matching border or a formal hedge. I need to mention that they can be planted as foundation plantings or as focal points.
When choosing a location, make sure to plant them in the spot most appropriate tor their needs. For their optimum growth a part or full sun spot is needed. They also need well-drained soil!
When planting this type of shrubs consider your year round climate. If you live in an area where temperatures become extremely hot in summer, the shrub will appreciate afternoon shade and regular watering.
They are very easy to grow and thrive under many conditions that would defeat any other less sturdy plant. Their compact evergreen leaves add texture and form to the garden when all else plants sleep in fall and winter.
So, what do you think about these landscape ideas my dear people? Do you find them interesting and lovely as I do? Which idea do you like the most and would you like to try to incorporate in your garden? Share your thoughts with me! If you have some other suggestion or idea, please share them too – I would love to see everything you have to show me! Thank you for reading! Enjoy in the rest of your day and don’t forget to stay up to date with the content of Victoria’s Glamour!