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BUXUS microphylla 'Green Beauty'

Image of Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Green Beauty'

James H. Schutte

Family

Buxaceae

Botanical Name

BUXUS microphylla var. japonica 'Green Beauty'

Plant Common Name

Green Beauty Japanese Boxwood, Japanese Boxwood

General Description

Green Beauty Japanese boxwood is a compact, slow growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub. New foliage is light green turning darker, glossy green during the summer and bronze in the winter. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils, tolerates drought slightly better than other boxwood and deer will not browse on it. Grow in part sun to part shade as a foundation plant, a low hedge or in a mixed shrub border.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    11 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, 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

    2'-5' / 0.6m - 1.5m (3)

  • Width

    2'-5' / 0.6m - 1.5m (3)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site, Pollution, Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • 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, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No