Lauren Dunec Hoang from bhg said that Boxwood has a long history in garden design, from ancient Rome to modern-day suburbia. A tidy boxwood hedge is a staple in traditional formal gardens, but landscape designers are also using the evergreen in fresh ways. Paired with ornamental grasses and flowering perennials, these elegant shrubs can look informal and entirely new.
Another recent shift in the world of boxwood (Buxus spp.) is in the approach to care. Rather than shearing the shrub into any shape you please, growers now recommend starting with a variety that naturally grows into your desired shape and size, and then pruning selectively as it grows.