Cold-Tolerant for Superior Winter Color
Because of their cold sensitivity, many boxwood shrubs turn an unsightly shade of brown during the winter – it’s called “boxwood bronzing.” Titan Boxwood (Buxus microphylla ‘Titan’) is a superior choice for harsh winter climates -- as far north as USDA zone 4 -- because of its extreme cold-hardiness. It stands up to sub-zero temperatures while keeping its lustrous green color. This versatile shrub can also sail through the heat in warm climates -- to USDA zone 9 -- without becoming heat-stressed. So if you need a tough evergreen shrub, look no further than Titan Boxwood.
It Keeps the “Green” in Evergreen
Evergreen shrubs are mainstays of the winter garden. When deciduous plants drop their leaves in autumn and reveal their bare branches, evergreens make a garden look fuller. Titan Boxwood is in a group of boxwoods known as “littleleaf” because of the size of individual leaves. Although each leaf is small, Titan Boxwood shrubs are covered with dense foliage that will truly enliven your winter landscape.
If you regard boxwoods as boring, nondescript shrubs, take a closer look at their range of uses in your yard and garden:
• Hedges. Instead of building fences, plant Titan Boxwood to “build” an evergreen garden wall that defines your yard’s boundaries.
• Screens. Use Titan Boxwood to block an unsightly view by planting it as a living “green screen.”
• Borders. Surround garden islands and flower beds with Titan Boxwood to form an evergreen border.
• Foundation Plants. Soften the sharp lines of your house by planting Titan Boxwood shrubs along its foundation.
• Edging. Line your garden paths with Titan Boxwood to make a tidy edging that also keeps weeds at bay.
Easy Care for Big Rewards
Titan Boxwood is not a fussy plant. Place it in a sunny spot -- although it can also handle partial shade -- and make sure the soil is well-draining. Because plants with healthy roots are healthier than those with a poorly developed root system, keep Titan Boxwood well-watered the first year after you plant it. Although you can prune Titan Boxwood into a certain shape, its natural growth doesn’t require pruning to keep it looking its best!