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Buxus microphylla (Boxwood, Japanese)

Boxwood, Japanese

Buxus microphylla 'Japonica'

This Japanese native shrub is no stranger to the landscape, as it’s often the plant of choice for trimmed hedges, topiaries, and bonsai sculptures. Japanese Boxwood is an evergreen shrub with a multiple branching habit – combined with the dense growth habit of the leaves it naturally forms a thick round form. The glossy bright green leaves that only grow an inch give it a very uniformed feel when regularly trimmed or pruned.


There are no noticeable flower or fruit characteristics. It’s important that the ground it is planted in has adequate drainage to avoid root rot; roots tend to stay shallow, so a thick layer of mulch can help maintain moisture. Appreciates morning sun and light, filtered afternoon shade. 

Hedge
Bonsai
Topiary
Foundation

Flower Color:

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Height

4- Feet

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Spread

4- Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Buxus microphylla 'Japonica'

Interesting Notes

Leaves are toxic to pets.


USDA Hardiness Zone 6b

Available Sizes:

Item Description
BOX-JAP-05 BOXWOOD, JAPANESE
BOX-JAP-15 BOXWOOD, JAPANESE View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Medium