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Buxus microphylla microphylla Fine Leaf

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Buxus microphylla microphylla Fine Leaf Fine Leaf Korean Box, Korean Boxwood,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like

Korean Box is a low, dense, rounded shrub with glossy, soft, fine green leaves that are smaller than most Buxus varieties. This variety tends to be narrower in shape and does not have the unpleasant scent that can be associated with Buxus sempervirens. Use to define pathways or courtyard gardens. Ideal for creating a low, informal or formal clipped hedge. Best in part shade as foliage can yellow in full sun, useful for coastal plantings and in pots. Grows approx 30cm in 3 years. Height: 0.2 – 0.6m Width: 0.4m

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

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam

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

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, 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: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate