Buxus sempervirens ‘Fastigiata’

(Upright Boxwood)

Size Price
5-GALLON $69.99

Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Fastigiata’ is a narrow conical form of English boxwood which will eventually grow to 12′ tall and 5′ wide unless pruned shorter. Habit is more tree-like than most other boxwoods. Elliptic to oval, dark blue-green, evergreen leaves.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)



Buxus sempervirens is typically grown in evenly moist, well-drained loams (e.g., sand-clay mixture) in full sun to part shade. Plants will grow well in a variety of part shade situations, including open sun-dappled conditions or light shade with several hours of morning sun or early afternoon sun. Plants can grow in close to full shade, but typically are less vigorous and more open with decreased foliage density. When grown in full sun, plant foliage is more likely to scorch, bronze in winter or suffer from mite attacks. Plants prefer soils with a pH of slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. Plants are generally tolerant of pruning and shearing. Pruning should never be done prior to the last spring frost date. Pruning too early in spring often promotes tender new growth that may be damaged or killed by a late spring frost. Avoid cultivating around plants because they have shallow roots. Roots appreciate a good organic (e.g., bark or compost) mulch (1-2”). Thin plants and remove dead/damaged branches annually to improve air circulation. Boxwood is best sited in locations sheltered from strong winds, with, if possible, some protection from full winter sun. Foliage may bronze in winter when exposed to half day to full day sun. Winter winds can remove moisture from leaves at a rapid rate, often resulting in dehydration and bronzing. Species plants are easily propagated by cuttings or seed. (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Upright Boxwood

Botanical Name

Buxus sempervirens 'Fastigiata'

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun





Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period


Flower Color

yellow – insignificant



Foliage Color



5 gallon

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