Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Japanese Box'

Japanese Box  Buxus microphylla var. japonica


Plant Description: A faster growing variety of Buxus, with evergreen dense foliage. Tolerates heat better than other Buxus varieties.

Height & Width: 50cm-2m high x 50cm-1m wide.

Foliage: Bushy bright green glossy foliage.

Uses: Small to Medium hedge (also for pots and containers).

Position & Tolerances: Full sun to part shade, prefers sunny open positions. Frost tolerant once established. Tolerates heat better than other Buxus varieties.

Soil Type: Well drained soils, soil pH between 6.5 and 7.5.

Planting Density: 3-4 plants per linear metre.

Pruning: May require pruning several times during the growing season (spring/summer), will also require more pruning to keep it compact.

Establishment & Extra Care:

  • Water regularly until established.
  • Do not over water,  these plants do not like too much water or wet feet.
  • Will require less water than other Buxus varieties once established.
  • Fertilise in autumn/spring.
  • Do not like acidic soils, prefer a pH of 6.5 to 7.5.