Buxus Microphylla Japonica - Plant
Common name: Japanese boxwood
Bloom time: April to May
Height: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
When planting boxwood, consider your year round climate. If temperatures become extremely hot in summer, boxwood plants will appreciate afternoon shade and regular watering.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 0 F to 10 F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Properly mulching the shallow-rooted boxwood helps retain moisture and keep roots cool.
- Growing boxwoods should have a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch extending 12 inches past the foliage.
- As with all shrub mulching, trunks should not be covered.
Specimen or accent in the landscape. Also useful in shrub borders or foundation plantings. Edging. Hedge.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Boxwoods can be somewhat temperamental plants to grow in the St. Louis area where the evergreen foliage tends to bronze (turn unattractive brownish-yellow) in harsh winters, particularly if plants are located in open areas where exposed to full sun and winter winds.
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