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Japanese Boxwood

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  • Dense evergreen boxwood shrub that is perfect for hedges and foundation plantings
  • Matures to 4-6' wide by 5-6' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 6 - 10
  • Plant in full sun to partial shade
  • Cannot Ship to TN
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Description

The Japanese Boxwood (Buxus microphylla var. japonica) is a versatile and elegant evergreen shrub, perfect for creating structured hedges, borders, and topiaries in any garden. Its dense foliage is composed of small, rounded leaves that remain a vibrant, glossy green throughout the year, providing year-round coverage. 

The Japanese Boxwoods are slow-growing shrubs that will typically reach a mature size of 4-6' wide by 5-6' tall, making them an ideal candidate for both small garden spaces and larger landscape designs. Japanese Boxwood provide a variety of uses in and around properties in uses such as hedges, foundational growth and they can even be grown in containers!

For optimal growth and foliage density, the Japanese Boxwood prefers full sun to part shade. It can tolerate a range of light conditions, but it performs best with at least four to six hours of sunlight per day. In hotter climates, providing some afternoon shade can help prevent leaf scorch and maintain the plant’s vibrant green color.

Japanese Boxwood Care 

Water regularly until well-established, traditionally around 3 months. Afterward, supplemental watering may be required a couple of times a week. During the second growing season, watering your Japanese Boxwoods once a week during dry weather should be sufficient.

Well-draining soil is essential as Boxwoods are prone to root rot in poorly-draining soil. Contrary to common perception, Boxwoods do NOT care for acidic soil. Plant them in soil with a pH between 6.5-7.2.

Fertilize your Boxwood shrub in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer to ensure it remains happy and healthy throughout the year.

*This product cannot be shipped to TN due to agricultural regulations

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

How to Space Your Japanese Boxwood

For a seamless planting, plant your Japanese Boxwood 2 feet apart. Otherwise, Space them 2+ feet for gaps between plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Buxus microphylla
  • Hardiness Zone
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Border, Container, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Specimen
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    None

Growing Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 6-10

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The Japanese Boxwood (Buxus microphylla var. japonica) is a versatile and elegant evergreen shrub, perfect for creating structured hedges, borders, and topiaries in any garden. Its dense foliage is composed of small, rounded leaves that remain a vibrant, glossy green throughout the year, providing year-round coverage. 

The Japanese Boxwoods are slow-growing shrubs that will typically reach a mature size of 4-6' wide by 5-6' tall, making them an ideal candidate for both small garden spaces and larger landscape designs. Japanese Boxwood provide a variety of uses in and around properties in uses such as hedges, foundational growth and they can even be grown in containers!

For optimal growth and foliage density, the Japanese Boxwood prefers full sun to part shade. It can tolerate a range of light conditions, but it performs best with at least four to six hours of sunlight per day. In hotter climates, providing some afternoon shade can help prevent leaf scorch and maintain the plant’s vibrant green color.

Japanese Boxwood Care 

Water regularly until well-established, traditionally around 3 months. Afterward, supplemental watering may be required a couple of times a week. During the second growing season, watering your Japanese Boxwoods once a week during dry weather should be sufficient.

Well-draining soil is essential as Boxwoods are prone to root rot in poorly-draining soil. Contrary to common perception, Boxwoods do NOT care for acidic soil. Plant them in soil with a pH between 6.5-7.2.

Fertilize your Boxwood shrub in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer to ensure it remains happy and healthy throughout the year.

*This product cannot be shipped to TN due to agricultural regulations

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2.4 Gallon
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