Plant of the Day – Buxus harlandii

This boxwood species is one of the most distinctive.

This boxwood species is one of the most distinctive.

This boxwood is rarely offered in the trade, Harland’s boxwood, Buxus harlandii, is a superior dwarf (4’–6′ tall and wide) boxwood for the south.  It has charming bright green leaves, plus a distinct and attractive dense, rounded form.  It is slow growing and can form a multi-stemmed mound with foliage to the ground.  The distinctly elongated foliage has a small indentation at the tip making it readily identifiable.  Drought tolerance and pest resistance is better than most boxwoods.  It also makes an excellent choice for bonsai.  Full sun to partial shade.

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The foliage is quite distinct and pest free.

The foliage is quite distinct and pest free.

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