Buxus microphylla 'Grace Hendricks Phillips'

Grace Hendricks Phillips Boxwood




Family: Buxaceae

Genus: Buxus

Parent: Buxus microphylla

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 8

Size: 1 to 1.5' tall and 2 to 3' wide in 20 years

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Small, mounding habit. Bright green young foliage. Avoid afternoon sun. Deer resistant. Ted Stephens says that there is a 9' wide by 3' tall plant at the National Arboretum.


Possibly a sport of B. microphylla 'Compacta'.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in October 2009 and planted it between the house and the helipad, in a pot which had no bottom. It had put on several flushes of new growth by winter 2010. In late summer 2011 I planted it in the pot in the center of the 'Octagonal Perennial Garden'. After the first frost in autumn 2011 it started to bronze.

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