|Buxus microphylla subsp. var.||Japanese Box, Littleleaf Box|
The species was first described from cultivated plants of in Japan of unknown origin; these are dwarf shrubs only growing to 1 m tall, with small leaves less than 18 mm long. Wild box plants in Japan differ somewhat, growing to 2–3 m tall with leaves up to 25 mm long; they are sometimes distinguished as Buxus microphylla var. japonica (Muell.-Arg.) Rehder & Wilson (syn. B. japonica Muell.-Arg.).
Plants from Taiwan are distinguished as Buxus microphylla var. tarokoensis S.Y.Lu & Y.P.Yang.
Buxus microphylla var. compacta (Kingsville Dwarf Boxwood) and similar cultivars are commonly used for bonsai.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Buxus microphylla, Sieb. & Zucc. (B. japonica var. microphylla, Muell. Arg.). Dwarf, often prostrate shrub, cjuite glabrous: Lvs. obovate or obovate-lanceolate, 1/3-l in. long: clusters mostly terminal; staminate fls. sessile, with a central gland like the former. Japan.
Pests and diseases
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Germplasm Resources Information Network: Buxus microphylla
- ↑ Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Bean, W. J. (1976). Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles 8th ed., vol. 1. John Murray ISBN 0-7195-1790-7.
- ↑ Germplasm Resources Information Network: Buxus microphylla var. tarokoensis
- ↑ Germplasm Resources Information Network: Buxus microphylla var. sinica
- ↑ Plants For A Future: Buxus microphylla
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963