Buxus microphylla 'Sunburst'

Sunburst Japanese Boxwood

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Family: Buxaceae

Genus: Buxus

Parent: Buxus microphylla

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: Time will tell - it will need a lot of time!

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Description: 

Yellow margins on green leaves. Very compact and slow growing.

History: 

Variegated sport found by Bob Green Sr. of Green Nursery, Fairhope AL. (Ted Stephens). Possibly from B. microphylla 'Wintergreen'.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon (very small) plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in September 2010 and planted it in the back between the helipad and the house. It discolored a little in the winter of 2010 but was fine in spring and grew consistently each year. In late summer 2012 while I was away, it did not get sufficient water and one side of it died.


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