Korean Boxwood (Buxus microphylla koreana)

Korean Boxwood

  • Dense evergreen
  • Purple Leaves in Autumn
  • Easy to prune

Korean Boxwood is a broadleaf evergreen shrub. These are often used massed or as a specimen plant in a formal garden. Just imagine a row of these lining your driveway as a stately welcome to your home!

Your Korean Boxwood is a compact, mounded shrub with an open habit. You’ll likely miss the tiny, greenish-yellow flowers that appear in spring, but you’ll easily notice the fragrance they emit to draw pollinators to your yard.

The 3/4-inch, ovate leaves range from a lovely light-green to medium-green shade, their dense nature providing a full, robust appearance. The evergreen leaves shift to a yellow-brown to purplish in winter, a little added color for your autumn landscape. It doesn’t require special care but if you prefer, you can easily shape it into precise shapes.

Deer and rabbit pose no problem for Korean Boxwood and it’s relatively resistant to the major pests that usually bother Boxwoods. It’s not necessary to plant Korean Boxwood in a sheltered location, but it would prefer to have a protected spot from harsh winter winds.

All in all, the Korean Boxwood is a hardy variety of Boxwood that will ask very little of you, yet provide an abundance of value.

Korean Boxwood (Buxus microphylla koreana) Details

Common name Korean Boxwood
Botanical name Buxus microphylla koreana
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Slow
Height 2 - 3 ft.
Width 4 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil condition Widely adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color N/A
Leaf color Green