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Buxus Microphylla Japonica - Plant

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Buxus is the most popular evergreen shrub used for hedging.

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25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Buxus Microphylla Japonica

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 f

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Buxus Microphylla Japonica,Japanese boxwood
Maximum Reachable Height 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Flower Colour cream
Bloom Time April to May
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.

    Buxus Microphylla Japonica 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
    Watering Medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 0 F to 10 F
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Buxus Microphylla Japonica special feature

    Specimen or accent in the landscape. Also useful in shrub borders or foundation plantings. Edging. Hedge.

    Buxus Microphylla Japonica uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to revive Buxus plant?

    Make sure your Buxus plant is getting enough amount of bright direct sunlight(4-6 hrs a day), No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. avoid overwatering. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a hot climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    Can I plant Buxus in a pot?

    Yes, you can plant Buxus in a (5 inch)pot. Buxus stay in the same pot for three years when potting soil of good quality is used. After three years or when the growth diminishes you need to report the plant. You can put the plant in a bigger pot.

    When to plant Buxus?

    You can plant Buxus in monsoon season (July to September).

    How to plant Buxus hedge?

    To grow plant through cuttings consider the following points. Select a location where 4-6 hours of direct bright light is available. Dig a long trench (5-6 inches deep) as per the availability of space. Fill the 1/3 of trench with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil generally 5 plants per metre is ideal, Use a line to make sure they are planted in a straight row and space the plants at exactly 20cm intervals. Apply water. General caring tips Plant should get 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing (monsoon)season(July to September).

    How to plant Buxus?

    To grow plant through cuttings consider the following points 1.To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2.Fill the 1/3 pot with PH 6.5 to 7.5. well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. 5.Protect the plant from cold breeze. 6.Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing (monsoon)season(July to September)

    Can you plant Buxus in winter?

    No, dont plant Buxus in winter, the best time to plant Buxus is monsoon (July to September).

    Why is my Buxus plant dying?

    Reason for dying your Buxus plant 1.Due to less watering to plant. 2.plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of Nutrient. 4.Disease infestation. Sometimes buxus can suddenly die for no apparent reason, and this could be down to soil-borne diseases, such as Phytophthora root rot. Note. - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Can you plant Buxus in the ground?

    Yes, you can plant Buxus in the ground and It needs to be watered when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch, but not too much water because the very wet ground is not good for it.

    How to feed Buxus plants?

    Before the application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture. During the main growing season (july to september)feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

    What to feed Buxus plants?

    During the main growing season (July to September) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Apply water immediately after the application of fertilizer before the application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture. Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer

    What soil to plant Buxus in?

    You can use well-drained soil rich in organic content with pH 6.5 to 7.5.

    What is Buxus plant?

    Buxus plants belong to the Buxaceae family. Common names include box or boxwood. Leaves have been used as a quinine substitute in the treatment of malaria. It is used for wood engraving and to make violin pegs and musical instruments.Note- please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    When to trim Buxus plants?

    Trim Buxus plant twice a year. The first time should be done around May or June, after the first growth spurt. second time in September or October so the plants will look tight when winter comes.

    Do Buxus plants flower?

    Buxus plants have small, apetalous (without petals) flowers. Both male and female flowers are borne on the same plant.

    When to plant Buxus hedge?

    You can plant Buxus hedge in monsoon season (from July to September).

    Are Buxus plants hardy?

    Yes, Buxus is a hardy plant

    How long do Buxus plants take to grow?

    Once the plant is established, Buxus will grow about 6-9 inches a year under reasonable growing conditions. Note- For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

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