Top Plants For Sonoma County
Slow growing. Classic hedge plant
Choice for hedges and topiaries, boxwood is also at home in less formal situations as a screening plant left unsheared, as a low edging plant, and a filler in mixed plantings. English boxwood (B. sempervirens) is sensitive to sunburn and drought; Japanese boxwood (B. microphylla japonica) is more resilient and in complete shade survives with no supplemental water.