|Popular evergreen shrub with dark green leaves, notched at apex. A vigorous grower capable of reaching 6 feet tall. Hardy to 0 degrees F (USDA Hardiness zone 6b). Makes an excellent sheared hedge or left unpruned, a classical accent at entrys and corners. Does well as a container plant. It's tolerance of drought, heat and alkaline soil, makes it a better choice than the English boxwood.