Buxus microphylla 'Green Beauty'

Green Beauty Japanese Boxwood

Pom pom

Pom pom


Family: Buxaceae

Genus: Buxus

Parent: Buxus microphylla

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 4 to 6' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade


Glossy dark green foliage. Holds color well in winter. Compact rounded habit. Moderate to slow grower. Can take more sun than some of the other cultivars. Deer resistant.


var. japonica form.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in October 2009 and potted it to a 2-gallon size pot. My intention is to use this to try my hand at making a topiary, specifically one with pom poms! In spring 2010 I selected the branches to keep and cut off the foliage to reveal the branches, leaving a few leaves at the ends. The branches were quite soft at first but became more woody over the summer as I continued to remove foliage.

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