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Cultural Details for Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley'

Common Name:
Vardar Valley Common Boxwood

Growth Rate:
Slow- but faster than B. Microphylla.

Average Mature Height:
2-3'

Average Mature Width:
4-5'

Flower Details:
Creamy yellow clusters, fragrant in April-May.

Fruit Details:
0.33" long, 3 horned dehiscent capsule. 2 lustrous seeds

Fall Color:
Evergreen

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
May develop bronze leaf condition, sunscald, boxwood mites. Also possible in heavy clay soil are nematodes and root rot.

Native Habitat:
Southern Europe, N Africa, Western Asia Zones 5-6 Brought from Romania in 1935, introduced 1957.

Other Features:
Excellent dark blue green foliage. Flowers attract bees.

Culture and Care:
Easily transplanted, prefers limstone soils pH 6 and greater. Roots easily

This plant was blooming:
3/22/2007 - 4/2/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 75

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu