Botanical name: Buxus microphylla japonica
Common name: Japanese Box
A faster growing variety of the evergreen shrub. Japanese box is a very hardy dense, bushy, round Buxus, ideal in warmer climates, as it tolerates heat better than other varieties. Bright green glossy leaves. Needs more trimming to keep compact. Requires little water once established. Thrives in a wide range of soils and conditions but prefers a sunny, open position in moist, well drained soil.
Plant height: up to 1m
Plant spread: up to 50 cm
Care and Maintenance
- tolerates light frost once established
- tolerates drought once established
- full sun, semi shade
- planting season all year round
- medium water use
- fertilize in spring with slow release fertilizer
- All plants have roots and are ready for planting.
- Water each day for 2–3 weeks after planting.
- Plant 70cm apart to create a hedge.
- Buxus japonica are great for hedges, screens and as a shelter plant or just used as a general plant in the garden, this plant will thrive in any garden and looks amazing.