Buxus Microphylla Microphylla – Korean Box

Buxus Microphylla Microphylla – Korean Box

Buxus microphylla is a genus of Buxus local to Taiwan and Japan. It’s a small shrub growing to half a meter high. The genus was 1st described from cultured plants in Japan of unknown source; these are dwarf bushes only growing to half a meter high.

Height: Height – 50cm

Uses: Hedge

Planting tips: Very hardy, however additional water will improve growth.

Soil type: Succeeds in any soil that’s well drained, tolerant to light shade as well as chalky soils. It also tolerates a pH assortment from 5.5 to 7.4.

Aspect: Best in partial shade

Pruning: Shaping and pruning might require to be accomplished many times especially during the growing season. With regular pruning you can avoid the risk of the shrub getting heavily dense.

Water requirements: It requires regular watering especially during the months of summer. However, you should not over water it otherwise you end up harming it.

Pests and problem: Generally pest free.

Climate: Grows well all over Australia

 

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