Buxus sempervirens 'Aureovariegata'

Variegated Boxwood

Evergreen Shrub

Boxwood is an adaptable evergreen shrub that has many uses and this variety has the added oomph of creamy white variegation for using where you might need a touch of sparkle. It can be grown in shade or sun, is drought and deer tolerant, can be used as a clipped form or allowed it to grow loose and natural.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low, Occasional, Regular / Even


Size: 24 - 60 tall x 24 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Variegated, Ivory / Cream

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Container, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Specimen, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos