Buxus Microphylla Japonica - Plant
Best grown in evenly moist, well-drained loams (sand-clay mixture) in full sun to part shade. Plants thrive in part shade locations, including open sun-dappled conditions or light shade with several hours of morning sun or early afternoon sun.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Japanese boxwood||cream||April to May||6.00 to 8.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Water regularly after planting until established. Be careful not to overwater, as Buxus do not like too much water, or soggy soil.||0 F and above||Feed in Autumn/Spring with a complete fertiliser.|
- 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.
Special features: Specimen or accent in the landscape. Also useful in shrub borders or foundation plantings. Edging. Hedge.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.