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Buxus microphylla 'Pincushion'

More About Buxus microphylla 'Pincushion'

  • Insignificant, green-yellow-cream flowers are fragrant
  • Dull, small, dark green leaves turn bronzy-green in the fall
  • Compact, rounded habit
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Interesting Notes:

Notable specimens can be found at Fanshawe College Gardens, London, Ontario.

Zone:

5

Height:

60-80 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

Green
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Pincushion Boxwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

Boxwoods can tolerate full sun to full shade, dry to drought conditions, and a range of soil types. They can be pruned any time of the year, and used for topiary, hedging, and stand-alone specimens. Young plants benefit from winter protection (burlap wrap) in an exposed location.


Buxus microphylla 'Pincushion' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Evergreen
Evergreen
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Compact
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Hedge
Border/edging
Topiary

 Suitable Substitutions for Buxus microphylla 'Pincushion'