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    Buxus microphylla japonica

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    Buxus microphylla japonica
    Buxus microphylla japonica
    Buxus microphylla japonica
    Buxus microphylla japonica
    Buxus microphylla japonica

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    Japanese Boxwood

    Japanese Boxwood

    Buxus microphylla japonica

    Regular price $12.95
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    Mature height
    6-8 ft.
    Mature Width
    6-8 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Sun/Part Sun
    Growth Rate
    Grows Well in Zones
    6, 7, 8, 9
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    With its dense, compact growth habit and small, glossy leaves, the Japanese Boxwood is easy to maintain and will thrive in both full sun and partial shade. Whether you're planting it as a hedge for added privacy or as a focal point in your garden bed, this versatile shrub is sure to impress.

    Not only does the Japanese Boxwood provide visual appeal, but it also serves as a border and natural barrier against wind. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the peaceful ambiance that this stunning plant creates in your backyard.

    Say goodbye to high-maintenance landscaping projects – the Japanese Boxwood requires minimal care and can adapt well to various soil types. Simply trim it occasionally to maintain its desired shape and size, and watch as it flourishes year after year.

    Add some Zen vibes to your home with our Japanese Boxwood today! Your neighbors will be green with envy at how effortlessly chic your garden looks. Once you bring this timeless classic into your outdoor space, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

    Plant care

    Buxus microphylla japonica grows best in evenly moist, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Boxwoods have shallow roots, and this Japanese boxwood likes its roots to be cool. Apply a thick layer of organic mulch to help cool the soil and conserve moisture. Avoid digging or cultivating around the boxwood’s shallow roots.

    Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish a good root system; reduce frequency when the roots have taken hold. Japanese Boxwood is very drought tolerant once established. Root rot occurs in poorly drained soil.

    Boxwood thrive in sun-dappled conditions or light shade. Foliage may scorch if grown in full sun in hot, inland climates and look best with afternoon shade. Japanese Boxwood struggles in intense heat and saline soils. The leaves will usually remain green in winter if grown with some shade, but the foliage may become tinted bronzy-orange if exposed to full winter sun, wind, and colder temperatures. The lush green color returns quickly by mid-spring.

    Frequently grown as edging, clipped hedges, or shaped topiary, Buxus microphylla japonica tolerates pruning or shearing to any desired height or form. Prune in spring after all chances of frost are gone.

    Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring if desired but be careful not to over-fertilize as this slow-growing Japanese Boxwood is sensitive to excessive fertilization.

    Some common pests that affect boxwood are Boxwood mites and leaf miners especially if plants are stressed.

    Boxwood blight and leaf spot can affect plants. To reduce the chance of spreading boxwood blight, do not shear boxwood when the foliage is wet. Remove all debris after pruning. Do not compost debris if plants may be infected with blight. The fungus that causes the blight can persist in soil for five or more years. Clean and disinfect tools properly before and after pruning.

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