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Japanese Boxwood

Slow-growing, dense shrub is well-suited for trimming and shaping. Use as a low hedge, foundation planting or at the garden's edge. Protect from winter winds. May scorch if too hot and dry. Trim to shape in summer. Prefers fertile, well-drained soil and some shade.

Companion Plants



False Spirea

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Japanese Boxwood

  • Botanical name

    Buxus microphylla var. japonica

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 6 (-10°F) to USDA Zone 9 (20°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    3-6' (1-2 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use an all-purpose in spring

  • Water

    1-2 times per week

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time

    No Bloom

  • Maintenance

    Protect from winter winds

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Nanette D.'s collection
  • Sadie F.'s collection