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PlantFiles: Littleleaf Boxwood, Japanese Boxwood
Buxus microphylla 'Compacta'

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Family: Buxaceae
Genus: Buxus (BUK-sus) (Info)
Species: microphylla (my-kro-FIL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Compacta
Additional cultivar information: (aka Kingsville Dwarf)

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
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No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive djfico On Apr 18, 2009, djfico from Cutchogue, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Kingsville Boxwood. An extremely slow-growing Boxwood. Forms a dense, hard bun of dark green foliage that takes on a lovely golden cast (like tarnished brass) in full sun. Size after 1518 years: 1ft x 1ft.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cutchogue, New York
Edmond, Oklahoma
Newport, Washington



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