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Botanical Name

Buxus Microphylla Japonica ‘Topiary Ball.’


Buxus Ball, Japanese Box.


Native to the Mountains of Japan.

Favourite Environment

Grows well both in full sun and partial shade, drought and frost tolerant. Benefits from pruning every 4-6 weeks during September - April to maintain the shape and structure.


Buxus like and need water. As a general rule, 2-3 deep waterings per week is required in warmer months, during the plant’s first year, and when establishing in a pot. Once the Buxus is established, and in the winter months, you may be able to decrease the water to 1-2 days during the shrub’s second growing season. When watering your Buxus, ensure it is watered until water is running out the bottom of the pot. A Buxus will benefit from an all-purpose plant food once or twice a year during its growing period and liquid tomato fertiliser as an additional boost if it is not thriving and brilliantly green. 

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