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Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Midget'

Morris Midget Boxwood

'Morris Midget' is a small dwarf cultivar. It is very compact. In full winter sun, some bronzing will occur but new spring growth will cover the bronzing. The growth rate of this cultivar makes it an appealing plant where space is limited. It responds well to pruning or can be left unpruned. It is slightly smaller than 'Morris Dwarf.' It is also deer Resistant.

Very slow growth rate; 0.5"-1" per year

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

Morris Midget Boxwood Growing and Maintenance Tips:

'Morris Midget' requires little to no pruning when used as a specimen.  It responds very well to shearing when used in edging, parterres, and knot gardens. Thinning is recommended in late winter or early spring which will help reduce chance of disease. Remove any sports with hand pruners by cutting sporting stems back into interior of the plant.

'Morris Midget' is somewhat resistant to boxwood leafminer but very susceptible to boxwood blight. It has few pest or disease issues when planted and cared for properly.


Part Sun, Shade



1 Feet



1 Feet


Hardiness Zone:


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

Low Maintenance
Compact Size
Foliage Color
Best Usage
Soil Moisture Preference
Good Drainage
Deer Resistant
Growth Rate
Boxwood Exposure
Sun (Location is sunny from late morning to late afternoon)
Part Sun (Location is primarily shaded from late morning to late afternoon)
Shade (Location has no direct sun)
Boxwood Zone
Zone 6 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature -10 F to 0 F)
Zone 7 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature 0 F to 10 F)
Zone 8 (Average Annual Minimum Temperature 10 F to 20 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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