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Buxus microphylla ‘Green Pillow’

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Buxus microphylla ‘Green Pillow’ (Box). An evergreen, compact, dwarf, dome-forming shrub which has a dense mass of small, obovate, dark green leaves. Produces insignificant flowers in late spring or early summer.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Boxwood, East Asian box

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

Hedging Year-round interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in any soil but waterlogged soil. You will need to trim back the hedges during the summer. Promote new growth by cutting back stems to 30cms or less in late spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

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