Replacing very mature yews... - Knowledgebase Question

Chesterfield, Mi
Question by schoden
August 8, 2009
We've had a merge of yews along the front porch for many years that now are mostly


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Answer from NGA
August 8, 2009

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There are lots of boxwood cultivars for you to consider:

'Arborescens' - A rapid-growing, wide, upright tall shrub or small tree reaching a height of 10 to 12 feet. 'Asheville' - A pyramidal plant reaching a height of 5
feet and a spread of 3 feet. 'Glencoe' (Chicagoland Green) - A broad-oval habit
and good green color year round are combined with good cold temperature tolerance.
'Graham Blandy' - A narrow, columnar form. 'Joe Gable' - An open, pyramidal plant, 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide. 'Newport Blue' - A wide mound with stiff upright branches and large blue-green leaves. 'Suffruticosa' - A dwarf, compact plant ideal for a low
hedge. Reaches a height of about 3 feet. 'Vardar Valley' - A hardy, low-growing boxwood with dark green foliage that is retained year-round. The plant has a low, compact habit and reaches a height of about 2 feet and a spread of 3 eet. 'Welleri' - This cultivar has a spread and height of 3 feet as well as better winter hardiness when compared to the species. Best grown in a protected site in northern climates.
My favorite is North Star? boxwood has shiny dark leaves that maintain good winter color. Developed By Gary Katerburg of Evergreen Nursery in Michigan.



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