Buxus microphylla, the Japanese box or littleleaf box, is a species of Buxus native to Japan and Taiwan. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree. The leaves are bright green, 10–25 millimetres (0.39–0.98 in) long, oval with a rounded or notched tip.
Box, In botany, an evergreen shrub or small tree (genus Buxus) of the box family (Buxaceae), best known for the ornamental and useful boxwoods. The family comprises seven genera of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, native to North America, Europe, North Africa, and Asia.
Common names include box (majority of English-speaking countries) or boxwood (North America). The boxes are native to western and southern Europe, southwest, southern and eastern Asia, Africa, Madagascar, northernmost South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, with the majority of species being tropical or subtropical; only the European and some Asian species are frost-tolerant.
(Buxus sempervirens) Most of the landscapes in Arkansas focus on using hollies (Ilex) as the primary broadleaf evergreen but gardeners may want to take a look at boxwoods (Buxus) as an alternative. In Arkansas, we seem to have two ‘flavors’ of boxwood and the choice of one over the other seems to be linked to geography. There is a tendency ...
The name of the Puerto Rican species, Buxus vahlii, honors the memory of Martin Vahl Hendriksen (1749-1804), botanist who studied plants from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Distribution This is a plant unique to Puerto Rico and St. Croix (U.S. Virgin Islands).
The Japanese Boxwood is a compact and dense shrub that will grow to about eight feet tall and spread about six feet. The Common Boxwood also has dense growth, but can grow into a small tree, and can be up to 30 feet tall. It is unusual to see Common Boxwoods as tall as that in gardens, but this capability is often used to produce irregular profiles in hedges. Generally, neither Boxwood will be allowed to grow to its full potential.