Buxus microphylla

Littleleaf Boxwood

Often shaped into topiary and hedging, it takes hard trimming and grows slowly. Dwarf forms have long been popular to edge walks and flowerbeds. The small leathery leaves have a musky odor, which keeps animals from eating the foliage. Flowers are inconspicuous. Plant in well-drained soil. Protect from sun and wind in cold winter climates. Do not disturb or bury the shallow roots. Prone to leaf miner and canker in the eastern United States.
Buxus microphylla, Littleleaf Boxwood
Hardier than B. sempervirens and less popular than its varieties, this evergreen shrub grows 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. Trim in summer. Mulch around plants to keep roots cool. Do not let soil become waterlogged.

Attributes - Buxus microphylla

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 2 ft. to 4 ft.

Width: 5 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Spider Mites.

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Buxus 'Vardar Valley', Buxus microphylla 'Green Mountain', Buxus microphylla 'Wintergreen', Buxus microphylla japonica, Buxus microphylla koreana, Buxus sempervirens, Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima', Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'
 
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