Boxwood Care – How To Grow Boxwood Shrubs yearly soil tests can determine if the soil pH for the boxwood is correct. Soil pH should be between 6.5 and 7. It is best to test the soil before planting boxwood. pH can be raised with the addition of lime and lowered by sulfur.
I photographed this topiary (http://landscaping.about.com/cs/lazylandscaping/g/topiary.htm) at the Green Animals Topiary Garden in Newport, RI. The "green animal" in this case is a baby unicorn, sculpted out of boxwood. Topiary is just one of the uses to which boxwood shrubs can be put: http://landscaping.about.com/od/evergreenshrubsbushes1/p/english_boxwood.htm
Boxwood Shrubs 101 A Guide to types, facts, planting and the special way you need to prune them ~ and a Boxwood cheat sheet on varieties & characteristics so you can choose the right ones for your garden.