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Japanese Boxwood

Japanese Boxwood

Regular price $22.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $22.00 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 2-6 feet
Spread: 2-4 feet
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Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade


Japanese Boxwood is a dense, slow-growing shrub, making it an ideal choice for formal hedges, borders, and topiary gardens. It's part of the Buxaceae family and is native to Japan and other parts of East Asia. This variety is particularly valued for its small, glossy green leaves and its ability to withstand pruning and shaping.

One of the defining features of the Japanese Boxwood is its compact and dense foliage. The leaves are small, oval-shaped, and maintain a vibrant green color throughout the year, offering year-round interest in the garden. This shrub is often used in formal garden designs due to its ability to be shaped into precise forms and hedges.

In terms of care, Japanese Boxwood is relatively low-maintenance. It thrives in well-drained soil and requires regular watering, especially during dry periods. Pruning is recommended to maintain the desired shape and size, and to promote healthy, dense growth. It's also resistant to many of the pests and diseases that can affect other boxwood varieties.

Japanese Boxwood is versatile in its use in landscaping. It's commonly used for edging, hedging, and as a foundation plant. It's also a popular choice for topiary work, as it responds well to shaping and maintains its form over time. In addition to its use in formal gardens, it can provide structure and year-round interest in mixed borders and container gardens.

This plant's adaptability to different light conditions, along with its tolerance for pruning and shaping, makes it a valuable addition to both residential and commercial landscapes. Whether used for creating structured designs or as a reliable evergreen backdrop, Japanese Boxwood is a favored choice among gardeners and landscape designers.

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