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Buxus microphylla - Siebold.&Zucc.
                 
Common Name Littleleaf boxwood , Littleleaf Boxwood
Family Buxaceae
USDA hardiness 6-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in a truly wild situation[58].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Green. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Rounded.

Buxus microphylla Littleleaf boxwood , Littleleaf Boxwood


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Physical Characteristics
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Buxus microphylla is an evergreen Shrub growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 1.5 m (5ft) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Bees, flies.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Hedge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Hedge;  Hedge;  Wood.

Plants can be grown as low hedges, they are very tolerant of pruning but are slow growing[188]. Wood - hard. Used in engraving[1].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Container, Foundation, Hedge, Superior hedge. Succeeds in almost any soil that is well-drained[11, 200], tolerating light shade and chalky soils[1, 182, 200]. Tolerates a pH range from 5.5 to 7.4[200]. A very ornamental but slow-growing plant[1]. A polymorphic species[200], there are some named varieties developed for their ornamental value[182, 200]. The foliage is pungently scented, especially when wet[245]. Special Features: Attractive foliage, Not North American native, All or parts of this plant are poisonous, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.
Propagation
Seed - stratification is not necessary but can lead to more regular germination[113]. The seed is best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe[138]. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible in a cold frame. It usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°c but stored seed can take longer[138]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of short side shoots with a heel, September in a frame[200]. High percentage[78]. Rather slow to root[K]. Nodal cuttings in spring in a frame. Fairly easy[200].
Other Names
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Buxus balearica 00
Buxus harlandiiJapanese Box00
Buxus sempervirensBox, Common box, American Boxwood12
Buxus wallichiana 01
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Botanical References
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Elizabeth H.
Murat KARA Mon Aug 9 11:47:37 2004
common name:little-leaf box
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