Beautiful Classic Boxwood And Ground Cover Landscaping For A Colonial Home

Beautiful, classic boxwood and ground cover landscaping for a colonial home.

Boxwood and Ground Cover Landscaping

Boxwood Bushes, the perfect choice for any garden. These bushes can cover large areas and need very little care in comparison with other greenery.

If you wish to maintain boxwood as a sheared hedge, there is more work involved. However, aside from watering and mulching, maintaining this plant does not require much effort on your part if it’s allowed to grow naturally in its natural form.

Pruning your boxwood is the most time-consuming part of caring for them when they are grown as a hedge, but you will be rewarded with a healthy and long lasting border. Boxwood is a long-lasting plant, with the potential to live 20–30 years.

Boxwood shrubs can be established as drought-tolerant plants in full sun to a half day of shade.

Looking for a plant that is low-maintenance and green all year round? There are lots of boxwood cultivars out there, so you’ll definitely be able to find one suitable for your garden. For example, a Boxwood wintergreen grows 3 to 4 feet high, with bold green leaves that retain their color all year round.


The Boxwood Tree is from the Buxaceae family. While it contains alkaloids that are toxic to dogs, its leaves contain steroid alkaloids and have a more severe effect on canines than other parts of this plant. These plants, commonly used as hedges or for landscaping purposes in public areas such as parks and schools, pose significant risk due to their presence around children’s play sets where small animals often enjoy playing or resting with no awareness of danger.

Also, despite their ease of care, these beautiful boxwood bushes are also home to many insects. The boxwood bush may have an array of insects living off its bark, but it is still a common ornamental plant in gardens.