Buxus microphylla 'Green Beauty'

Green Beauty Japanese Boxwood

Pom pom

Pom pom

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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

Description: 

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.

History: 

var. japonica form.

Other Cultivars: 

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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