Korean Boxwood
Buxus sinica var. insularis

Family: Buxaceae
Genus: Buxus (BUK-sus) (Info)
Species: sinica var. insularis
Synonym:Buxus microphylla var. koreana

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Aromatic

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Cherry Valley, Illinois

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Cincinnati, Ohio

Painesville, Ohio

Prosperity, South Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 11, 2011, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I love my Korean Boxwoods, hoping to be able to propagate a few more from these specimens, for a couple other places in the yard as well as a few large containers.
very controlled growing habit (I keep them rounded) very eyecatching foilage all seasons.

Neutral

On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Buxus sinica (microph.) insularis DWF. KOREAN BOXWOOD EG (z5) (Bon,Fra)
Among the hardiest of boxwoods, this dwarf shrub (2'to 2 1/2') has a spreading habit and small dark-green leaves. PSh/Med.