Buxus microphylla 'Faulkner'Item #1370 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Slow growing, dwarf habit means less shearing! Glossy, bright green foliage is densely packed, becoming bronze tinged in winter. An exceptional specimen for container or landscape. Easily shaped into a tidy hedge or topiary form. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:BUK-sus mik-ro-FIL-laPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Reaches 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:InconspicuousGarden styleCottageDesign 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.
- CareCare InformationThrives 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.