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Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Dwarf'

Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Dwarf'

Morris Dwarf Boxwood

An excellent performing cultivar that is very compact and sun tolerant. It is outstanding for edging formal beds or in parterre gardens. Responds well when pruned or when left unpruned. Slightly larger than and possibly more winter tolerant than 'Morris Midget'.

Very slow growth rate; .5"-1"/year

Additional:

Uses - Small specimen, low hedge, edging, parterre or knot garden. Substitutes - ‘Morris Midget’, 'Grace H. Phillips’, 'Green Pillow’

Morris Dwarf Boxwood Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Requires little to no pruning when used as a specimen.  Responds very well to shearing when used in edging, parterres, and knot gardens. Shows resistance to boxwood leaf miner. Very low maintenance plant.  Some shade preferred but not required.

Exposure:

Sun, Part Sun, Shade

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Height:

1 Feet

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Spread:

1 Feet

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Hardiness Zone:

6-8

Characteristics & Attributes for Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Dwarf'

Attributes
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Compact Size
Cold Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Best Usage
Specimen
Edging
Border or Bed
Hedge
Soil Moisture Preference
Good Drainage
Wildlife
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Slow
Boxwood Exposure
Part Sun (Location is primarily shaded from late morning to late afternoon)
Sun (Location is sunny from late morning to late afternoon)
Shade (Location has no direct sun)
Boxwood Zone
Zone 8 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature 10 F to 20 F)
Zone 7 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature 0 F to 10 F)
Zone 6 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature -10 F to 0 F)
Boxwood Foliage Color
Green (Foliage is Predominately Green)
Boxwood Best Usage
Parterre or Knot Garden
Edging (Mature size of 2 ft high and wide or less)
Hedge Low (Mature size of 4 ft or less)
Specimen Small (1-3 ft high and wide)
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