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Buxus microphylla Koreana

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Buxus microphylla Koreana

$0.00 ex GST
Size: 25cm
Available: 12
$/Unit (EX GST): $23.31 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $25.64 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Buxus microphylla Koreana Korean Box, Korean Boxwood,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Rounded, Shrub Like

Korean Box tends to grow lower and wider, making it an ideal informal hedging plant. Glossy, soft, green leaves are smaller than most Buxus varieties, and tend to be narrower in shape. It has a tendency to go yellow in full sun, so best grown in partial shade. Use to define pathways or courtyard gardens. Ideal for creating a low, informal or formal clipped hedge or plant under trees as a groundcover. Great in pots. Grows approx 30cm in 3 years.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Topiary / Espalier, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Scale

Cultural Notes: Shade and Frost tolerant but prefers a sunny, open position in moist, well drained soil. Grows approx 30 in 3 years. Plant 15cm apart for a hedge. Tolerates saline conditions Great for topiary, clip often to keep shapes tight. Pruning and shaping may need to be done several times during the growing season (spring/summer). Water regularly after planting until established. Be careful not to over water, as Buxus do not like too much water, or soggy soil. Feed in Autumn/Spring with a complete fertiliser. Use a Dolomite Lime to neutralise the soil, as Buxus do not like acidic soils. We recommend Dolomite Lime. PESTS & PROBLEMS: Bronze or Yellowing Leaves – Is normally due to a lime deficiency within the soil and will require the use of Dolomite Lime. Scale - Treat with White Oil.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Buxaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High, Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High