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Buxus ‘Golden Dream’
Buxus microphylla ‘Peergold’
The beautiful golden edged leaves of this boxwood truly live up to its name. Buxus microphylla ‘Golden Dream’ is a compact, slow-growing evergreen shrub that grows nearly 2 feet tall at maturity and will take on a more or less naturally rounded shape. Growth habit is nice and tight, and foliage is very dense. The leaves are bright green, decoratively bordered with gold. This fully hardy plant prefers fertile, well-drained but somewhat damp soil. Golden Triumph is more variable and ‘Golden Dream’ has a smaller leaf and is more yellow. The plant is wonderful in a patio or balcony container and is attractive on its own in a border or in small groups. Its compact proportions also make it very suitable for planting in perennial gardens or mixed containers.
As with most all boxwoods, it prefers slightly cooler, moist soils with good drainage. A good top dressing of mulch around these guys will do wonders to keep the soil conditions very favorable. This new variety has a very promising future, and is sure to be a favorite in landscapes.
Description / Plant Notes:
- USDA Zones 6 – 9
- Tight compact habit
- Perfect for low step over hedging / edging
Patent Status: US Plant Patent: #16,052