Boxwood (Japanese)

Buxus microphylla var. japonica

  • Space 36 in. to 48 in. apart.
  • Grows 24 in. to 36 in. tall.
  • Foliage is slightly lighter green then most typical B. microphyllus varieties.
  • Much more resistant to most pests than more specialized boxwood varieties.

This is the classic hedge plant. Its dense, evergreen growth makes it perfect for shearing into a small, formal hedge. Ideal for defining different spaces in the garden or for a tidy foundation cover-up. It is especially lovely against red brick. Use as a partition to divide your front yard or driveway from your neighbor’s. Also beautiful as background foliage. Creates lovely topiaries, particularly in cone shapes if planted where it snows. An excellent plant for parterres and hedge mazes. Keeps its color over winter.

Excellent evergreen shrub for small hedges. Retains its dark green foliage in the hottest summers, becoming bronze tinged in cold weather. Well-suited to pruning into formal shapes. More heat, humidity and drought tolerant than other English boxwood varieties.