Boxwood: Japanese Latin Name: buxus microphylla var. japonica
The Basics This compact evergreen shrub produces inconspicuous white flowers in spring. In the winter, its oval leaves turn golden to bronze. Matures to 4-6 feet(4-5 feet wide). There are stunning shapes this shrub may be shaped into like globes, pyramids, and screens.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; Tolerates shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat Soil Conditions: Prefers moist, well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 5-9
The Care This evergreen shrub needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering daily. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed weekly, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Mulching is recommended to detour weeds, and to keep the moisture content high. During plant maturity pruning is necessary to encourage branch development. Once mature, occasional shearing is needed to maintain desired shape.