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
Moderate growing 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide when unpruned.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Hedge Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Inconspicuous
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
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.
Special features:Deer Resistant, Fall Color
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 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: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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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