Boxerwood Nature Center
& Woodland Garden

A Virginia Center For Environmental Education Excellence

Open daily for self tours from Dawn to Dusk 963 Ross Road, Lexington VA

Exceptional Trees


Boxerwood has over 2,500 specimen trees.  We have significant collections of Dwarf Conifers (167 varieties), Magnolias (57 varieties), Dogwoods (81 varieties), Rhododendrons & Azaleas (290 varieties) & Japanese Maples (154 varieties). 

The following trees were featured in a special tour sponsored by the Tree Committee of Historic Lexington Foundation and the National Tree Trust.


abies nebrodensis
Abies nebrodensis
Sicilian Fir

trident bark

Acer buergerianum 
Trident maple

Move your curser over to see the beautiful bark.

Acer griseum 
Paperbark Maple

Move your curser over to see the peeling bark.

acer palmatum fall
Acer palmatum 
Japanese Maple

acer pensylvanicum
Acer pensylanicum 
Striped Maple

briotti detail
Aesculus x carnea "Briotti"
Red Horsechestnut
Move your curser over the image to see a closeup of a bloom

aesculus parviflora
Aesculus parviflora 

Bottlebrush Buckeye
Aesculus pavia 
Red Buckeye
Chaemaecyparis obtusa
Hinoki Falsecypress
cladastis kentuckea
Cladrastis kentuckea
American Yellowwood
Chionanthus virginicus 
White Fringetree
Move your curser over the image to see a bloom

Cryptomeria japonica
Japanese Cedar

Move your curser over the image to see a 
close up of the beautiful branches and cones.


ilex verticillata

Ilex verticillata 

Liquidunbar styraciflua 'Corky' 
Corky Sweetgum

Move your curser over the image to see a 
surprising picture of this tree's bark.

malus red jade
Malus 'Red Jade' 
Red Jade Crabapple

picea omorika spruce
Picea omorika 'Pendula' 
Weeping Serbian Spruce
syringa reticulata
Syringa reticulata 
Japanese Tree Lilac 
taxodium distichum
Taxodium distichum 
Baldcypress (deciduous)


taxus rependens
Cephalotaxus species
Japanese Plum Yew
some low-growing groundcovers 
or shrubby upright types

Thuja occidntalis 
American Arborvitae
viburnum prunifolium
Viburnum prunifolium 
Blackhaw viburnum