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Cultural Details for Buxus sinica

Common Name:
Littleleaf Boxwood

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Ivory flowers fragrant but not showy. In axillary or terminal clusters, March-April

Fruit Details:
3 celled capsule, seeds shining black.

Fall Color:
Evergreen, yellowish- brown in winter.

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Canker, blight, leaf spots, root rot, sunscald and boxwood mite.

Native Habitat:
Japan introduced in 1860, Zones 6-9

Other Features:
Flowers attract bees. Drought tolerant.

Culture and Care:
Transplants balled/ burlapped or container, roots easily. Cool, moist soil. Sun to partial shade.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 77

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.