Golden Triumph Boxwood
Buxus microphylla 'Golden Triumph'
Golden Triumph Boxwood foliage
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Littleleaf Box, Korean Boxwood
A plant you simply have to see to believe, with stunning tiny evergreen leaves that emerge with a golden hue and fade to rich green with yellow margins, a guaranteed showstopper in the garden; slow growing, remains compact, takes pruning well
Golden Triumph Boxwood is primarily valued in the garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has attractive yellow-variegated forest green foliage which emerges gold in spring. The small round leaves are highly ornamental and remain forest green throughout the winter.
Golden Triumph Boxwood is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Golden Triumph Boxwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Golden Triumph Boxwood will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 25 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. You may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Golden Triumph Boxwood makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.