Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Korean Littleleaf Boxwood

{Picture of Korean Littleleaf Boxwood}

Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Medium Evergreen
  • Scientific Name: Buxus microphylla var. koreana Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Boxwood
  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 4-5'
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. In the upper Midwest requires protection from drying winter wind and sun. Full sun to shade.

  • Notes:

    A fine-textured broadleaf evergreen, olive green in summer turning a bronze-green in winter. An excellent hedge plant although a protected site is important in the Midwest. The May flowers are small, green and highly fragrant.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Hedges should be trimmed wider at the base to allow adequate light to the lower branches which will keep the hedge looking full. Hedges may be trimmed from spring to mid-July. If a hedge becomes overgrown and woody it may be renewed by cutting the entire plant to near the ground level in late fall or early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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