1 / 6
Buxus microphylla - Littleleaf Boxwood Seed - Sheffield`s Seed Co., Inc.
4 / 6

Buxus microphylla

Japanese Box, Littleleaf Box, Littleleaf Boxwood

  • Buxus microphylla

Please select the quantity desired, and we will advise availability and price as soon as possible.


Min. hardiness zone:
Item ID:

Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Buxus microphylla, also known as Japanese Box or Littleleaf Boxwood, is a species of Buxus native to Japan and Taiwan. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree, reaching a height of 2-3 meters. The leaves are bright green, oval-shaped with a rounded or notched tip, and measure 10-25 millimeters in length.

This species is grown as an ornamental plant in its native area and in temperate regions around the world. It is highly adaptable to different soil types, including well-drained, chalky, and acidic to alkaline soils. It can tolerate light shade and has a pH range of 5.5 to 7.4.

Buxus microphylla is a slow-growing plant with a pungently scented foliage, especially when wet. It is known for its ornamental value and there are several named varieties developed for this purpose. One particularly compact cultivar named 'Faulkner' has even gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

In addition to its ornamental value, Buxus microphylla is also used for bonsai, with the variety Buxus microphylla var. compacta (Kingsville dwarf boxwood) being commonly employed.

Overall, Buxus microphylla is a versatile and beautiful plant that can thrive in various soil conditions and is highly valued for its aesthetics in gardens and landscapes.

You might also like

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Dawn Redwood

Papaver somniferum

Papaver somniferum

Opium Poppy

Robinia pseudoacacia

Robinia pseudoacacia

Black Locust, False Acacia, Yellow Locust

Vaccinium corymbosum

Vaccinium corymbosum

Highbush Blueberry

(315) 497-1058
269 NY-34 Locke NY 13092

HOME - logo

Find us on: