Boxwood Alternatives in Design

Jan 28 2019 - 2:40pm

Boxwood, without question, is the “Go-To” plant for hedges, borders and/or as a supportive backdrop for more colorful herbaceous attractions. The Polar Vortex and other recent environmental events have cast a cloud over its widespread use and challenge designers to find more suitable alternatives. 

Let’s examine the traits that have elevated Boxwood to stardom and look for companions to share in the limelight.

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Michigan State University

Dr. Robert E. Schutzki is an Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture with responsibilities in teaching and extension. Bob conducts research on topics including plant exploration, plant evaluation, sustainable landscape development and management, and invasive species assessment.