Buxus Microphylla Japonica


(Buxus microphylla ‘Japonica’) 


An evergreen shrub grown for its rounded tight shape with small dark green foliage. Makes an excellent low hedge.


Small pale yellow flowers occur in spring.


Grows best in part to full sun. This densely foliaged shrub makes an ideal hedge plant and is useful for herb borders and parterre gardens.


Tolerates a range of soils and conditions including coastal areas, but thrives in moist, well drained soil with protection from cold, drying winds. Prune annually to promote compact growth.


Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed and an annual feed with blood and bone will keep it looking its best.


  • Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
  • Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
  • Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.

Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.

CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.

Herb Attributes

Plants Needed per Square Metre 4
Habit A tight rounded shrub with a compact growth
Position Part to Full Sun, Moderate Frost.
Height 60CM
Width 60CM