• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide when unpruned.
    Key Feature:
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • 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. Watering may be reduced, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear periodically to shape.
    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
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once 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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