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James H. Schutte
BUXUS microphylla var. japonica
A slow growing plant, Japanese boxwood is a rounded broadleaf evergreen shrub suitable for foundations, hedges and topiary. The dense glossy foliage is deep green and develops a bronze hue in winter. It is not attractive to foragaing deer but its tiny fragrant flowers are often visited by bees.
Very adapted to heat and humidity, Japanese boxwood is also quite cold tolerant. It grows best in part sun and well-drained soils and benefits from mulching to keep its roots cool and moist. Although more hardy, this boxwood can still suffer extreme leafscald damage or death in winter if exposed to cold drying winds and full sun.
9 - 6
5 - 9
3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m (4)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Olive, Dark Green, Bronze
Container, Edging, Foundation, Hedges, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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