Sprinter® Boxwood

Buxus microphylla 'Bulthouse'

SKU: 07445

Size: One Quart
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Sale price$21.99
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Evenly moist, well-drained soil. Boxwood grows well in soils that are slightly acidic to slightly alkaline


Sun (>6+ hours sun/day) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) to shade (< 4 hours sun). Boxwood can grow well in a variety of part-shade situations, including open sun-dappled conditions or light shade with several hours of morning sun or early afternoon sun. Plants can grow in close to full shade but typically are less vigorous and more open with decreased foliage density. When grown in full sun, plant foliage is more likely to scorch, bronze in winter, or suffer from mite attacks.


Average water needs: keep soil evenly moist.


Roots appreciate a good organic (e.g., bark or compost) mulch (1-2″). Apply a balanced fertilizer, such as a 10-10-10 ratio fertilizer, or slow-release fertilizer (such as Osmocote), after the second year of growth by spreading it evenly over the surface of the soil (follow label directions) and watering it in.


Boxwood is best suited in locations sheltered from strong winds, with, if possible, some protection from full winter sun. Foliage may bronze in winter when exposed to half-day to full-day sun. Winter winds can remove moisture from leaves at a rapid rate, often resulting in dehydration and bronzing. Carefully remove heavy snow accumulations as quickly as practicable to minimize stem/branch damage.

Maintenance & Pruning:

Plants are generally tolerant of pruning and shearing. Pruning should never be done prior to the last spring frost date. Pruning too early in spring often promotes tender new growth that may be damaged or killed by a late spring frost. Avoid cultivating around plants because they have shallow roots.

We've got you covered with our 60-day guarantee. We guarantee that your plants will arrive healthy, free of pests and diseases, and true to name.

Have a problem with your plant? We make it easy to place a claim via email or use the chat bubble. Simply send us a photo of your plant, your order number, and a brief description of the problem within 60 days of receipt of your order. Orders from US are eligible for refund or replacement; Canadian orders are eligible only for refunds. All refunds are based on the plant cost and do not include shipping charges. Allow up to 2 weeks for processing refunds.

After 60 days, we cannot be responsible for the plants in your care and will not cover problems with overwintering, animals, insects, diseases, improper planting, drought, flooding, poor drainage, etc. Our goal is that you are successful with our plants (and gardening in general), so our expert staff is here to assist you with any problem you may experience.

Any plant shipped dormant in spring is guaranteed to break dormancy, even if it takes longer than 60 days.

Please note: our guarantee does not cover plants grown outside of their recommended growing zones. Verify your USDA zone by clicking 'Growing Zone' in the site navigation and entering your zip code before purchasing.


Did you receive an order after September 1? If so, it falls under our fall guarantee. We want to ensure your plants establish in your garden and return the following spring. Therefore, the warranty on your plants is extended to May 31 the next year. Ensure you contact us with images, your order number, and a description of the problem before May 31.


We ship plants with hefty root systems that outperform smaller plants obtained from other mail-order nurseries.


We take great pride in our packaging.  Please contact us immediately for any damaged boxes or shortages.  (Please note: multiple boxes shipped by Fed Ex might not always arrive the same day)


Any plant shipped dormant in the spring is guaranteed to break dormancy even if it takes more than one month. Call us directly if you have any concerns.


Photos of the plant(s) will be required so that we may provide the best assistance possible


A plant refund is based on the plant cost less discounts and shipping charges.  Allow up to 2 weeks for processing. We reserve the right to request a return of an item.


After 60 days, we cannot be responsible for product that is in your care. This includes overwintering, animals, insects, diseases, poor planting, plants beyond their hardiness zone, drought, flooding, etc. Our expert staff is here to assist you with any problem you may be experiencing. Our goal is that you are successful with our product.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Sprinter Boxwoods

Fantastic plants - do very well for us in Mississippi, zone 8. Sun or shade option! And they are a super soft variety with a lot of movement - not stiff like other boxwoods. Love them!

Sprinter boxwood are terrific

My tall plants were green and healthy in the box. They're planted and seem happy in their new homes.


16/16 arrived in perfect condition! Packaged so nicely. Awesome growth. It was my first time buying from Great Garden Plants but it WILL NOT be my last!

Beautiful Boxwoods!

I've ordered about 25 sprinter boxwood and have had success with all of them. They've all settled in and grown a bunch already.

Beautiful little sprinters.

I received twelve baby sprinter boxwood plants in perfect condition and very well packed so they were not hurt during shipping. I actually had to wait a week to plant these and they were in my garage, I watered them once during this time. They are beautiful and are now in my yard for over a month and they are all doing well and look great. I love my plants and the deer leave them alone. Super happy with my sprinters and Great Garden Plants, this was my first online plant purchase ever. I will be ordering more from this company.

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