Buxus microphylla var. japonica (Müll.Arg.) Rehder & E.H.Wilson

Japanese Littleleaf Boxwood

Family: Buxaceae

Genus: Buxus

Parent: Buxus microphylla

Category: Shrub - Evergreen


Looser form than the species and much more heat tolerant. Better for the southeast.



Introduced from Japan in 1800 (US 1860).

Published in Pl. Wilson. 2: 1: 168 in 1914. Considered a synonym of Buxus microphylla Siebold & Zucc.

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