Buxus Microphylla Japonica - Plant

Buxus is the most popular evergreen shrub used for hedging.

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Buxus Microphylla Japonica Plant
 
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5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
 

Description for Buxus Microphylla Japonica

Plant height: 5 - 9 inches (12 - 23 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches (10 - 21 cm)

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.
There are several varieties of Buxus to suit your plantingrequirements. Perfect for formal evergreen hedging, borders, topiary, screening and general garden planting.Excellent for pots and containers. Most Buxus varieties are tolerant of a wide range of soil types and conditions.

Common name(s): Buxus Microphylla Japonica,Japanese boxwood
Flower colours: cream
Bloom time: April to May
Max reachable height: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Difficulty to grow: 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.

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 0 F to 10 F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Buxus Microphylla Japonica

  • 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.

Typical uses of Buxus Microphylla Japonica

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.

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
  • http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/