Buxus microphylla Japonica

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Buxus microphylla Japonica is also known as evergreen Japanese Box, but beware! Microphylla means small leaves, not a small plant! This lovely creature will reach two metres in height.

This is a really popular choice because the dense growth habit creates a full, tight-knit hedge and its leaf colouring is perky light, bright green. She a faster-growing variety of the evergreen shrub.

One of the best ways to use Japanese box is hedging or as evergreen bordering for pathways. Japanese box also tolerates container-based topiary if you’re feeling creative.

If you need a pop of pale green colour that doesn’t cry for attention Japanese box is a good choice. It grows well in most soils and appreciates yearly mulching. You’ll need to water young plants regularly to help them get established.

Japanese box is frost tolerant and likes full sun, but it’ll tolerate partial shade too.

The leaves of boxwood are extremely toxic to pets so please keep this in mind when your furry mates are concerned.

Quick Facts: 

  • What to use me for: I’m an ideal hedge or border plant, and I enjoy container culture and topiary. Read more about hedges on our blog creating a hedge.
  • I grow to: I’ll reach a maximum of 2 metres high by 1 metre wide
  • Where to place me: Full sun please, but I will tolerate part shade too
  • How far to space me: I need 75cms of elbow room
  • Soil Conditions: I’ll grow in most well-drained soils and I like a bit of mulch

Our plants are beautifully grown, mature tube stock with well-developed roots. They are guaranteed sun-hardened, can be planted directly into the ground and are excellent performers for your garden.

We carefully package your plants into a customised box to ensure safe transport, healthy plants and delivery to your door.

Please take care when choosing your plants. Some plants are poisonous and individuals may be more sensitive or react differently

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