Boxwood shrubs (Buxus) are dense, evergreen shrubs often planted in elegant and formal landscapes. Many varieties and cultivars of boxwood plants exist. Boxwoods are grown for foliage and used as a hedge plant, in a border, or even as a container plant.
These shrubs are also low maintenance and can fill in the landscape while adding form and structure to the garden year-round. Boxwood is not troubled by many pests or diseases and only requires regular pruning. These timeless evergreen shrubs are long-lived and come in many varieties from the Winter Gem upright or pyramid-shaped boxwood to the Dwarf English that grows in a more rounded shape, boxwoods are a lovely addition to the garden.