Japanese Box, Buxus microphylla var. japonica - Ideal for creating small hedges, balls and other topiary


Japanese Box is an evergreen shrub with lime green oval-shaped leaves that are often used for creating small compact hedges. It is a quicker growing alternative to English Box which is very slow-growing. Japanese Box is best suited to full sun and light shade.


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Buxus microphylla var. japonica

Buxus microphylla var. japonica, commonly called Japanese Box, is native to the mountains of Japan. Japanese Box is a great plant for creating small compact hedges. It responds well to trimming and is drought and frost tolerant. It will grow in a wide range of climates from the coast to inland climates. Flowers are small and inconspicuous.


Height & Width

50cm to 1.5 metres tall X 30cm to 1.5 metres wide

Flowers and Fruit

Flowers are small and inconspicuous

Aspect

Full sun to part shade.

Soil Type

Wide range of soil types.

Maintenance

Trim to train as a hedge 2 to 3 times a year. As the hedge grows trim to shape.

Planting Rates

For hedges use 3 to 5 plants per linear metre

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