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
4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Hedge Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Inconspicuous
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:BUK-sus mik-ro-FIL-la
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Compact
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size: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 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:
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.