Japanese Boxwood (Buxus Microphylla 'Green Mountain')

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Growing Zone: 5-11
Growing Zone: 5-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Japanese Boxwood (Buxus Microphylla 'Green Mountain')
Mature Height 3-4 feet
Mature Width 3-4 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 20-80°F
Watering Needs Low to Moderate (Every 1-2 weeks)
Growth Rate 6-12 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Late Spring
Origin Native to Japan

Japanese Boxwood: Unveiling the Timeless Elegance of Buxus Microphylla

Indulge in the timeless elegance of Japanese Boxwood (Buxus microphylla), a classic shrub that captivates with its neat and compact form. With its glossy green leaves and versatile uses, this remarkable plant brings a touch of sophistication and natural beauty to any garden or landscape.


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How to Grow Japanese Boxwood

Cultivating Japanese Boxwood is a rewarding endeavor. Follow these essential guidelines for successful growth:

  • Choose a location for your Japanese Boxwood that receives partial shade to full sun, as it adapts well to different light conditions.
  • Plant it in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter, providing a fertile and nutrient-rich environment.
  • Water the plant regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Maintain moderate room temperature between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C) for optimal growth.
  • Protect the plant from harsh winds, as it prefers sheltered conditions.

Care Tips for Japanese Boxwood

Nurture your Japanese Boxwood with care and attention using these essential care tips:

  • Water the plant deeply but infrequently, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again.
  • Apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer in spring to provide necessary nutrients for healthy growth.
  • Monitor the plant for any signs of pests, such as boxwood leafminers or mites, and take appropriate action if necessary.
  • Prune the plant in early spring to maintain its shape and remove any dead or overgrown branches.

Uses of Japanese Boxwood

Explore the versatile uses of Japanese Boxwood to enhance your garden or landscape:

  • Plant it as a formal hedge or border, creating a neat and structured appearance.
  • Use it as a foundation plant, adding a touch of elegance and definition to the exterior of your home.
  • Feature it as a specimen plant, allowing its compact form and glossy leaves to shine as a focal point in your garden.

Planting Tips for Japanese Boxwood

Ensure successful planting of Japanese Boxwood with these tips:

  • Choose a well-draining location with good airflow to prevent the development of fungal diseases.
  • Dig a hole slightly larger than the plant's root ball and place it in the hole at the same level it was growing in its nursery container.
  • Backfill the hole with soil, gently firming it around the roots to provide stability.
  • Water the plant thoroughly after planting to settle the soil and aid in root establishment.

Maintenance of Japanese Boxwood

Maintaining the beauty and vitality of your Japanese Boxwood is effortless with these maintenance tips:

  • Regularly trim the plant to maintain its desired shape and size, taking care to avoid cutting into old wood.
  • Monitor the plant for any signs of pests or diseases, and take prompt action if necessary.
  • Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weed growth.

Embrace the timeless elegance of Japanese Boxwood and let it elevate the beauty of your garden or landscape.



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