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Q.Hardiness Of Dwarf English Boxwood

Zone 53066 | Anonymous added on February 1, 2022 | Answered

I like the compact, small, rounded look for individual specimen planting. Live in Wisconsin on edge of zones 4 and 5. Are deer resistant which I need. No growers in my area carry them. Is that because of cold tolerance issue? Willing to order online from away if confident would survive our winters. Advice?

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Answered on February 2, 2022

Have you had English boxwoods before? I don't know about the dwarf species, but the standard English boxwoods put out a cat urine smell. We have an article about it. I will also include a publication that has the cultivars of boxwood in the nursery trade. Some are hardy to zone 4 and 5 and some are not. Korean boxwood seems to be the hardiest. Hope this helps.



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