• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Hedge Plant
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BUK-sus mik-ro-FIL-la
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Reaches 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    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.