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Buxus microphylla var. microphylla

Buxus microphylla var. microphylla  
Korean Box   

Comments, Features & Uses:

Slow growing dwarf, evergreen shrub with dense, glossy, dark green foliage and a slightly weeping habit. Ideal for low maintenance low hedges, borders, rockeries and pots. Does not have the rancid smell associated with Buxus sempervirens so well suited to small courtyards and confined spaces.

Cultivars:

Naturally Occurring:                    

Korea.

Dimensions:     

0.5m h x 0.5m w/ 75mm cal.

Aspect:

Will grow in full sun to partial shade but has a tendency to turn lime green/yellow in full sunshine so best grown in partial shade.

Coastal Tolerance:                

Second line with protection.

Soil Requirements:

Tolerates wide range of soils, from mildly acidic to mildly alkaline (ie chalky) but important to be well drained.

Moisture Requirements:

Requires minimal water once established and will tolerate dry conditions but does prefer moist soils.

Temperature Range:

Suitable climate zones are cool, temperate, arid, semi-arid, mild tropical and tropical. Tolerates frost and heat.

Maintenance and Fertiliser Requirements:

Prune lightly to maintain shape.

Pests and Diseases:

No specific pest or disease problems.

Spacing Guide:

150-200mm apart from hedging.

Typical Container Sizes Available:

140mm, 200mm

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