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
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.