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'.
- Buxus microphylla 'Frierson's Compact'
- Buxus microphylla 'Green Beauty'
- Buxus microphylla 'Kingsville Dwarf' ('Compacta')
- Buxus microphylla 'Sunburst'
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.