Littleleaf Boxwood, Japanese Boxwood
Buxus microphylla 'Compacta'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Cutchogue, New York

Edmond, Oklahoma

Newport, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.