Green Beauty Boxwood
Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Green Beauty'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||BUK-sus my-kroh-FIL-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide, in natural form.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Shear 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. Use to create a border to anchor a perennial, bird-friendly garden; its dense foliage will provide overwintering birds welcome winter shelter.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Topiary, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Evergreen Hedge Plant|
Thrives in enriched, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Mulch root zone to conserve moisture and to keep roots cool. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune as needed to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9