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Buxus microphylla var. japonica

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  • Buxus microphylla var. japonica | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Buxus microphylla var. japonica | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • Height0.3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourDark-medium green

Description

Buxus microphylla var. japonica (Box). This is a slow-growing very dense, upright shrub with narrowly lance-shaped, mid-to deep green leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Boxwood, East Asian box

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

Ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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