Deep Color remains true even in shade. Roots appreciate a good organic e. Some susceptibility to blights and leaf spot. Many of them are interesting topiaries. Fruit Gardening Vegetable Gardening. No serious insect or disease problems.
Buxus, Littleleaf Boxwood 'Morris Midget'
The hedges that are in full view all Winter long are of English box, American holly, or yew; their foliage holds a decent green color year-round. Branchlets are sharply quadrangular. In addition to 'Morris Midget', my favorites include 'Tide Hill', with tiny leaves, a very short height below two feet , and an unusually broad spread to five feet or more ; 'Vardar Valley', broad but usually not higher than two or three feet; 'Elegantissima', with cream-edged leaves; 'Wanford Page', with yellow new growth; and 'Graham Blandy', extremely tall and narrow. But I'm particularly proud of the fifty feet of hedge that's only seven inches high even after a decade of trying. Common name of boxwood is in reference to the prior use of the wood to make boxes. Axillary and terminal panicles of apetalous, pale yellow flowers bloom in March. All of these are cultivars of just one or the other of the two box species, B.
Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Morris Midget' - Plant Finder
Its texture and color would be a dramatic contrast, too. Or, as I've done, as one of several strands of dwarf hedging in a knot garden. Box is susceptible to a variety of insect pests, but plants that are sited well are more resistant. Common name of boxwood is in reference to the prior use of the wood to make boxes.
Description: Trees to prune and train Trees for full sun Trees with four-season appeal Trees for compact gardens Perennials with showy foliage. I have hundreds of yards of hedges that are—or will be—ten feet tall. Spring; box flowers are small and white, and are not showy. Louis the Plant Geek.