Description: A compact hybrid broadleaf evergreen with a pyramidal shape, makes a great accent hedge or garden detail plant, very popular and one of the hardier varieties Ornamental Features: Green Mountain Boxwood has green foliage. The small round leaves remain green through the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The bark is not particularly outstanding. Landscape Attributes: Green Mountain Boxwood is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone. This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics. Green Mountain Boxwood is recommended for the following landscape applications; Mass Planting Hedges/Screening General Garden Use Topiary Container Planting Plant Characteristics: Green Mountain Boxwood will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location.