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Scientific Name: Buxus microphylla
Pronunciation: BUCKS-us mye-kroe-FILL-uh
Common Name: Asian boxwood, Korean boxwood
Family Name: Buxaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Leaves opposite, obovate, apex rounded or notched, bright green, 10-25 mm long (generally more rounded than B. sempervirens).
Course(s): HORT 2355, CLT Training

Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Hedge row, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include B. ‘Faulkner’ and B. Green Beauty'.
Asian boxwood, Korean boxwood
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate
Apices: Emarginate, Rounded
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: Cultivar shown: Buxus microphylla 'Winter Gem'

Inflorescence Type: Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Yellow, White, Green-yellow
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr
Additional Info: One per leaf axil with many stamens; insect (bee) pollinated

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown, Green
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul
Bark or Stem Colour:

Plant Care:
Maintenance:Medium maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant
(NCA) Not Currently Available : needed
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