Flat-tery™ Boxwood

Buxus x ‘Prostrate3’

Height and Spread24" tall x 4' wide
Shape and GrowthSlightly domed but nearly flat-topped
Plant TypeBroadleaf evergreen
FlowerChange to small yellow flowers with a sweet-smelling fragrance
Bloom TimeEarly spring
FruitGreen Capsules
FoliageDark Green
LightPartial shade to full shade
SoilPrefers moist, well-drained soil, pH 6.0-8.0
Pruning or ShearingLight, annual top shearing to keep it as low as desired
Landscape UsesGroundcover or green accent in shade garden
Origin/ParentageSeedling of Green Velvet selected by Michael Yanny of JN Plant Selections, LLC
PropagationSummer or winter cuttings
Disease ResistanceNo demonstrated tolerance to Boxwood Blight
Environmental BenefitsIn early spring flowers are attractive to bees
Bred by Mike Yanny, JN Plant Selections

Plant Notes

Stays in juvenile phase longer than most Boxwood resulting in fewer fruit pods and a good, green winter color. Flat-tery™ grows to finished size plants in about the same time as Green Gem or about a year behind Green Velvet.