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Japanese Boxwood


Buxus are grown for their small, neat, leathery leaves and dense long-lived growth habits. This evergreen shrub is excellent for hedges or topiaries with its small, rounded, bright green leaves that withstand regular close clipping. The leaves of B. microphylla japonica are slightly more glossier and usually more rounded than B. sempervirens.

Buxus microphylla japonica

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Glossy

Leaf length : 1-1/4"

Leaf shape : Broadly oblong

Leaf color : Green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Insignificant flowers

Flower color : Green

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 5 ft.

Growth rate : Slow

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -10 to -5 F (Z6a)

Sunset zone : 3b-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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