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BUXUS microphylla 'Faulkner'

Image of Buxus microphylla 'Faulkner'

James H. Schutte

Family

Buxaceae

Botanical Name

BUXUS microphylla 'Faulkner'

Plant Common Name

Faulkner Littleleaf Boxwood, Littleleaf Boxwood

General Description

Faulkner or Littleleaf boxwood is a slow growing, upright broadleaf evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green foliage turning somewhat bronze in the winter. Bees are attracted by its non-showy fragrant spring flowers. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, this shrub grows well in sun and heavy shade. Its dense, slow growing habit requires little to no pruning and is best used in mixed borders, as a hedge or in a formal garden setting.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    11 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16

  • Plant Type

    Broadleaf Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m (4)

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m (3)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site, Pollution

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Pyramidal

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green, Bronze

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No