• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Reaches 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Inconspicuous
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BUK-sus mik-ro-FIL-la
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Reaches 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasEssential plant material for formal hedges at moderate height. Superior sheared into topiary forms in containers such as Old World classical terra cotta or more streamlined colonial boxes. Ideal foundation plant to cover up crawl spaces and utility meters year around. Well suited to boundary hedges to divide front yards or to edge driveways and sidewalks.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a neat appearance, shear periodically.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Faulkner' was discovered in Europe by Plantsman, Cliff Comstock who recognized its superiority. It has become the most valued plant for topiary in England and is found in classy London garden shops. Although it is called English boxwood, Buxus microphylla originated in Japan, though none exist in the wild. It was introduced to the west in 1860.