Japanese Boxwood

Japanese Boxwood

Regular price $15.00 Sale

Buxus microphylla japonica

Japanese Boxwood is a slow-growing, dense, rounded broadleaf evergreen shrub.     Its foliage turns bronze in winter

It is less susceptible to pests than common boxwood, although root-rot is a problem in soggy soil.

We think Japanese boxwood is the best choice for the lower South where humidity, heat, and sometimes alkaline soil do not allow common boxwood to grow well.            *Deer Resistant*

Got questions? (336) 857-2131 or  e-mail: request@tomscreeknursery.com

Photo courtesy of our growing friends at Flowerwood Nursery in Loxley, AL

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub
Foliage Type Broadleaf Evergreen
Height 2' - 4'
Spread 1' - 4'
Shape Globe (can also be topiary)
Primary foliage Color Bright Green 
Seasonal foliage Color Bronze
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color White w/Greenish tinge
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Average - Prepare planting area for adequate drainage. Poor drainage results in root rot. 
Cold Hardiness Zone 6 to 9