Slow-growing, very dense, upright shrub with narrowly lance-shaped, mid to deep green leaves. 

Plant Profile
Botanical Name Buxus microphylla var. 'japonica'
Features Slow-growing, very dense, upright shrub with narrowly lance-shaped, mid to deep green leaves.
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Hardiness Zone Zones 6 and 9
Mature Size 5-6' Tall, 4-6' Wide
Genus Description Buxus is a genus of about 70 species of evergreen shrubs and trees found in habitats ranging from rocky hills to woodland in Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America. The leaves are opposite, linear-shaped to almost rounded and leathery. In spring, small, axillary, star-shaped, yellow green flowers of both sexes are borne on the same plant; several male flowers, with conspicuous yellow anthers, surround one female. Boxwoods are grown mainly for their foliage which may be variegated, and for their ability to withstand clipping, which makes them ideal for hedging and topiary.
Care Tips
Cultivation Grow in any fertile, well-drained soil, preferably in partial shade. They are tolerant of sun, but the combination of full sun and dry soil may encourage poor, dull foliage color or scorching. Pruning group 8; trim hedges and edging plants in summer. Tolerant of hard, rejuvenative pruning in late spring, if followed by an application of fertilizer and a mulch.
Pests and Diseases Powdery mildew, canker, dieback, and leaf spots are common problems.

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Boxwood - Japanese

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