• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Water regularly - weekly or more often in extreme heat. Low water needs when established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate growing 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide when unpruned.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Waterwise Plant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Inconspicuous
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BUK-sus mik-ro-FIL-la ja-PON-i-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide when unpruned.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Flower color:Yellow
    Design IdeasShear into a formal hedge or leave natural as a specimen to accent entries and foundation beds. Plant in mass along a driveway or fence and prune into individual domes or squares to show the structure of each plant..
    Companion PlantsBoxwood is so versatile and offers a nice backdrop to a variety of low growing shrubs and perennials. If kept more natural in shape, pair with Lilac, Ninebark, Lenton Rose, and Potentilla. For a formal appearance, combine with Carolina Laurel spiral topiaries, Roses, and mixed bulbs.
  • Care
    Care Information
    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 tidy, neat appearance, shear periodically to shape.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Water regularly - weekly or more often in extreme heat. Low water needs when established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Also known as B. harlandii, this species is native to Japan. Boxwood is so named because its very hard wood was valued in ancient times for making boxes and small containers.

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