Georgia Gardener Newsletter Cool Plant: February 23, 2006

Variegated Boxwood

Variegated Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata')

Compact, variegated evergreen shrub that reaches 8-10 feet tall and wide. Plant variegated boxwood in full sun to partial shade in organic, well-drained soil. Can be used as a hedge for screening or as a taller foundation shrub. Keep in mind that this plant, like all boxwoods, has an unpleasant odor, especially when pruned. Variegated boxwood makes a fine alternative to the invasive Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense).

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