Japanese Box - Buxus Microphylla Japonica

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Japanese Box Hedge | Buxus Hedge | Buxus Japonica

The Buxus is native to Japan & is the most common buxus grown in Australian gardens being the most hardy. It is a compact evergreen plant, with glossy, dark green & oval foliage. Ideal as a trim or outline for other land

Some of the ways they can be used are as foundation plantings, to provide a framework for a formal garden, to outline a terrace, walkway or parking area. For planter boxes and as topiary or specimen pieces.

Japanese box plant facts

Common Name: Japanese Buxus, Japanese Box or Japanese Boxwood Botanical Name: Buxus microphylla var. Japonica Plant size: 5 - 8cm Pot size: 50mm 

Japanese box hedge height

Grows to about 1.5m high and 1m wide

Japanese box hedge maintenance:

These plants are low maintenance and hardy and prefer well mulched and well drained soil. They will need a trim about twice a year depending on the desired height and thickness of the hedge or topiary.

Japanese box hedge spacing

In order to make a great hedge, plant them about 25 - 30cm apart

Climate Zone

  • Arid
  • Cool
  • Subtropical
  • Temperate
  • Tropical


  • Non Flowering

Garden Style

  • Chinese garden
  • Formal Garden

Growth Rate

  • Moderate


  • Border Hedge
  • Formal Hedge
  • Low Hedge

Plant Spacing

  • 30 - 50cm

Plant Type

  • Evergreen
  • Foliage Plants
  • Small Shrubs


  • Full Sun
  • Semi Shade


  • Container Plants
  • Edge planting
  • Retaining walls
  • Topairy

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