03 February 2019

Kingsville Boxwood



Littleleaf boxwood

Small-leaved boxwood

Buxus microphylla









Kingsville Boxwood

Keep Outdoors in a sunny location. WILL TOLERATE FREEZING, but PROTECT FROM STRONG WINDS & SEVERE COLD. Foliage can become bronzed after frosts during the Winter but it will green up again in the Spring. Water when the soil moderately dries, but do not let the soil dry out. Fertilize at one-third strength in the growing season. Re-pot– every two years. Boxwood dislike acid soil. Avoid using very shallow pots. Thin branches and leaves to open up the tree and place boxwood in a location with good air circulation, because during times of high humidity interior leaves may mildew. Boxwood tolerate medium shade, filtered sun, or full sun. Boxwood tends to be generally slow growing. The branches become brittle after the wood has hardened, so wiring or bending must be done carefully. Boxwood respond well to shearing and back bud readily, easily creating foliage pads on the branches. A great tree for beginners.

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