Buxus microphylla 'Kingsville Dwarf' ('Compacta')

Kingsville Dwarf Boxwood, Compacta Dwarf Boxwood

Family: Buxaceae

Genus: Buxus

Parent: Buxus microphylla

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 8

Size: To 30" tall, 3 to 4' wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade


The slowest of the boxwoods at 1/2" per year. Very fine leaves, 1/2" long and 1/4" wide, elongated.


From Kingsville Nursery of Maryland.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in May 2014.

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