Buxus microphylla japonica ‘Green Beauty’

Japanese Boxwood

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 4-6' x 4-6'

Natural Growth Habit: Rounded

Native To: Japan

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Special Features: Cold Hardy / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Hedge / Intermountain Conditions / Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #5, #10

Sunset Garden Zones: 3b-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

A Bit More

Buxus microphylla japonica “Green Beauty” is arguably the most popular shrub for low hedging. Often they are planted side by side to create a formal garden structure. Its distinctive property is its ability to retain its vibrant green foliage despite cold and hot temperatures, a claim that regular Japanese Boxwood cannot make. As a slow grower with densely allocated foliage, it allows plenty of opportunity to fashion a linear, topiary, or spherical shape by shearing or clipping. Given to a naturally rounded shape, it also has a pleasing shape if left untended. Buxus microphylla japonica “Green Beauty” will not exceed 4-6 feet in height or 3-4 feet in width, and it is very possible to keep them quite low indeed. Easy to grow in Sunset Garden zones 3b-24, this Japanese native bears nearly round small leaves of intense bright green. This shrub has the coveted distinction of being drought-tolerant as well as resistant to nematodes.

A Bit More

Buxus microphylla japonica “Green Beauty” is arguably the most popular shrub for low hedging. Often they are planted side by side to create a formal garden structure. Its distinctive property is its ability to retain its vibrant green foliage despite cold and hot temperatures, a claim that regular Japanese Boxwood cannot make. As a slow grower with densely allocated foliage, it allows plenty of opportunity to fashion a linear, topiary, or spherical shape by shearing or clipping. Given to a naturally rounded shape, it also has a pleasing shape if left untended. Buxus microphylla japonica “Green Beauty” will not exceed 4-6 feet in height or 3-4 feet in width, and it is very possible to keep them quite low indeed. Easy to grow in Sunset Garden zones 3b-24, this Japanese native bears nearly round small leaves of intense bright green. This shrub has the coveted distinction of being drought-tolerant as well as resistant to nematodes.