American Boxwood – Plant (Mini)
American Boxwood – Buxus Microphylla Japonica – Plant, One of the best grown in evenly moist, well-drained loams (sand-clay mixture) in full sun to part shade. Plants thrive in part shade locations, including open sun-dappled conditions or light shade with several hours of morning sun or early afternoon sun.
There are several varieties of Buxus to suit your planting requirements. Perfect for formal evergreen hedging, borders, topiary, screening, and general garden planting.Excellent for pots and containers. Most Buxus varieties are tolerant of a wide range of soil types and conditions.
Common name(s): Buxus Microphylla Japonica, Japanese boxwood
Buxus Microphylla japonica, being perhaps the most popular shrub for low hedging, is frequently planted side by side to build a formal garden structure. This slow grower boasts densely allocated foliage, affording ample time for crafting a linear, topiary, or spherical shape through shearing or clipping.
- Location: Select a location that receives some to all of the sun’s light. American Boxwood can handle some shade, but too much shade may result in poor growth and weakened vitality.
- Soil: Plant in well-draining, pH 6.0 to 7.0 slightly acidic to neutral soil. Composting can be used to amend soil to add organic matter.
- Watering: Make sure the soil is continuously moist but not soggy. When the top inch of soil seems dry, water thoroughly. You might need to water more often when it’s hot and dry.
- Fertilizing: Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to feed your American boxwood in the spring and early summer. For application rates, refer to the package instructions. To prevent poor growth or increased susceptibility to illness, avoid overfertilizing.
- Pruning: To shape the shrub as needed, you can also lightly prune it all during the growing season.