Most boxwood shrubs will grow anywhere from 1 to 6 feet tall. However, some varieties can grow up to 20 feet tall when mature. These can grow from partial shade to full sunlight. The plants are very hardy and disease resistant and are low maintenance once established. Pruning these is most of the work that needs to be done.
Boxwoods are native to Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Madagascar, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean islands. The majority of species being tropical or subtropical. In Europe these bushes are known simply as Box.
Boxwood shrubs, otherwise known as Buxus or simply “boxes”, are most often used in landscaping as an edging component. This is a shrub that requires trimming and pruning so if you are not one who enjoys fussing over your landscaping and are looking for immediate presentation, then this may not be the shrub for you.
This is an elegant shrub that keeps landscaping looking sharp and crisp. They are known for their very dense leaves and the way that they grow, remaining so compact. The boxwood shrub is slow growing and will reach about three feet tall when mature. The fact that it grows so slow is helpful for landscapers wanting to shape them into a precise pattern; this way they will never grow so fast, they get out of control.