Kingsville Boxwood - Buxus microphylla 'Compacta'

Regular price $24.99

The slowest growing Boxwood ever and perfect for the miniature garden! We've been growing this for years in our miniature gardens and we are tickled pink to finally offer it to you! The Kingsville Boxwood is also known as the Compact Korean Boxwood and the Littleleaf Boxwood OR the Compact Miniature Japanese Boxwood - whatever you call it, it's PERFECT for us! 

It can be grown outdoors in temperate climates in bright shade or cool sun, or indoors in LOTS of bright indirect light (Add more light with a grow-bulb. Find grow-bulbs to fit your regular lamps at your local hardware store.) 

  • fun, reliable and low maintenance
  • indoor light - bright light, can take some direct sun but watch the hot sun
  • outdoor light - full COOL sun to part sun
  • cold hardy in Zones 6 - 9, or to -10F
  • heat hardy zones 9 - 6
  • regular water, dry out until barely damp in between to avoid overwatering
  • growth rate is less than 1" per year and doesn’t mind pruning
  • fertilize in early spring and mid summer with a high-nitrogen fertilizer if leaves are turning a bit yellow
  • regular water
  • don’t let it dry out completely between watering sessions
  • comes in a 4” pot

About the Versatile Boxwood:

  • grow indoor or outdoors
  • will suit a variety of miniature garden sizes
  • prune at any time, snip the stem just above a set of leaves to hide the cut mark
  • prune off some of the lower leaves to show more trunk to look like a tree
  • fertilize in early spring and mid summer with a high-nitrogen fertilizer
  • if leaves are yellowing, add extra nitrogen with blood meal, coffee grounds, or similar

    NOTE: In spring when the weather warms up OR if this plant is coming from our cold nursery to your warm house, your boxwood may emit a strong odor. This is normal. It is the oils coming out of the leaves that is causing the smell. The oils will dry out in a couple of days and the smell will go away. 

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    From Robert in Washington State:

    Thanks for your careful shipping and packing.
    Look forward to doing more with your company.