Japanese Boxwood (Buxus microphylla japonica)


Japanese Boxwood

Buxus microphylla japonica

  • Prized for their glossy bright green foliage that stays green all year long
  • An evergreen, woody perennial shrub perfect for use as a hedge or border
  • Good candidate for topiary and pruning
  • An excellent alternative to a wall in the front yard!

Japanese Boxwood are nice and green and ideal for use as a medium to large hedge in any landscape! Also known by the botanical name Buxus microphylla japonica, these are native to Japan and feature dense, glossy bright green foliage that stays green all year long. We like to plant them along walkways or driveways and for use as a barrier between homes. And if you’re a neat freak and love to trim away to bring the look of a formal landscape, you’ll love being able to trim these shrubs. These are great for pruning into topiary or geometric shapes! If you’re looking for an attractive shrub for a border or a low privacy screen, look no further.

Japanese Boxwood loves to grow in our Houston climate. They grow well with partial sun to full shade exposures and once established, will have low to moderate watering needs. Since they have a design style that blends in perfectly with any surrounding, we also love to plant them around swimming pools or as the perfect accent to entries. These are also good candidates for growing in a nice pot and placing on a deck or patio. This is one attractive evergreen with a wide range of landscaping applications!

Come visit any of our huge nurseries and we can pick the perfect plants, trees and more for the perfect spot in your yard. We love to do the work! Our professional planting and delivery service will get any sized order planted and treated with our specialized Supercharged Moon Juice and Moon Dust fertilizer to get your plants growing just right.


Small to medium hedge or foundation shrub

Evergreen even in the coldest winters

Part sun, will acclimate to full sun

Attractive dense bright green leaves