Glencoe Boxwood Growth Rate

Glencoe boxwoods are popular shrubs used in landscaping. How fast do they grow?

Glencoe boxwoods are traditional garden shrubs. It has dense branches and can be trimmed to look like a traditional rectangular or unique rounded hedge. 

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at this shrub and how it grows to help you determine if it would be a good addition to your landscape

How Fast Do They Grow?

This boxwood grows 2 – 3 inches each year. Once it’s mature, the Glencoe boxwood can grow up to 4 feet tall and up to 5 feet wide.

one boxwood plant by the sidewalk

Where Do They Grow Best?

Glencoe boxwoods thrive in a wide range of climates but grow best in mild to warm ones. They also grow well in most soil types.

How Much Sun Do They Need?

Plant this shrub where it can get at least 6 – 8 hours of direct sunlight daily for maximum growth.

5 Tips to Optimize Growth Speed

Glencoe boxwoods are slow-growing shrubs, but there are ways to help give them a boost.

Here are 5 tips to help you optimize its growth: 

1. Plant It Correctly

Make sure the shrub’s root crown is visible at least an inch above ground level; don’t fully submerge the root ball underground.

a line of boxwood plants by the walkway

2. Water It Appropriately

Avoid overwatering this shrub because it could cause root rot. Only add water when the soil feels dry. There’s sufficient moisture when you can stick your index finger knuckle-deep into the soil and it feels wet.

3. Allow Adequate SpacingĀ 

The rate at which boxwoods grow will depend largely on how close they are to one another. Plant smaller varieties 2 – 3 feet apart and larger varieties 5 – 6 feet apart to maximize their growth potential. 

3. Add Mulch

You don’t want to plant your boxwoods too deeply in the soil because they’ll dry out. Instead, cover them with mulch or bark chips to help their roots retain moisture.

5. Prune Regularly

For best results, prune your boxwoods into a triangle shape. This will allow the greatest amount of light to penetrate its dense branches, so its leaves get proper nutrients. Also, be careful not to prune new leaves and immediately remove ill or diseased leaves and branches.

Leila Haynes
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